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Lightbender Movie No. 2: Text

The intense gravitational field of a black hole bends light rays that pass near it. This bending causes stars to appear farther from the black hole than they actually are. The closer a ray comes to a black hole, the more it is bent.

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Copyright 1994: North Carolina Supercomputing Center, MCNC

Last modified by David Curtis, NCSA, September 21, 1995.