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Apperance of blackholes

  1. Jul 7, 2011 #1
    Hi guys, cant find a post similar to this so ill ask;

    What does a blackhole look like from behind? The spatial apperance is similar to a heavy object sitting on a taught towel or sheet (due to its large mass affecting space-time), but what does an observer on the singularity side (further from the event horizon) see? Does it appear to have an event horizon (black cirlce surrounded by blurred matter circles) on the back side, does it appear as a dot (viewing the singularity from behind) or is it not observable? Surely all 3 dimensional objects have a back and front to go with their other 2 dimension hence making it observable?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Majo18
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2011 #2

    Drakkith

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    I know there is an example somewhere of what it looks like to fall into a black hole. I just dont remember where. Perhaps someone knows the link.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2011 #3

    WannabeNewton

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