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Single, Non-Rotating, Distorted Black Hole

High amplitude disturbance: gravitational waves

Using the same visualization techniques, a new calculation is performed where the initial gravitational wave is given a much larger amplitude and a more complicated spatial structure. In this case the waves contain enough energy that they strongly effect the black hole distorting it wildly. As the system evolves a rich dynamic pattern of gravitational waves develops. The black hole still responds by generating lobes of gravitational waves at regular intervals, but in this case the pattern is much more complex.

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