It is commonly said that objects such as black holes exert such a powerful gravitational influence, that not even light can escape.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

However, isn't it true that light is NOT affected by gravity in and of itself, but that mass/gravity curves space-time, so the trajectory of light is influenced by the curvature of space-time, and not by the gravity itself?

And in the case of a black hole, the curvature of space-time is so great, that it literally curves back onto itself, and so once a photon has ventured close enough to become caught in the curvature, it will have no "choice" but to continue to follow the space-time continuum that leads to the center of the black hole?

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# Is light really affected by gravity?

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