
#1
Feb2013, 11:06 PM

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So gravity bends space, and black holes bend space in a loop. Is it possible for there to be a gravitational field somewhere in space, just strong enough, that it bends the light emitted by our system back to us so we could see ourselves?




#2
Feb2013, 11:46 PM

P: 571

There could be a series of less severe gravitational lenses that gradually send an image back to Earth. You might even be able to rig it so that the distortion wasn't extreme. 



#3
Feb2113, 01:13 AM

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If you do the math, you will see that bending light in this fashion is highly unrealistic.




#4
Feb2113, 07:31 PM

P: 14

Gravity causing mirror effects 


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