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Single, Non-Rotating, Distorted Black Hole

Low amplitude disturbance: timeline and apparent horizon

The horizon evolution is shown again with a timeline which records the history of the shape of the black hole. This timeline traces out a visual picture of the horizon evolution. The scale zero to ninety on the timeline is in natural units of the mass of the black hole. From this diagram we can see that the black hole oscillates with a wavelength of about seventeen M, while the increasing redness in the history diagram shows its evolution towards a perfect sphere.


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