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Using Black holes to view our solar system

  1. Oct 22, 2011 #1
    Has anyone figured out or tried this:
    It seems to me that since light is bent by G fields, that looking close enough to the side of a black hole, some of that light near the event horizon may have escaped its G field after its trajectory has changed significantly... possibly redirected enough so that it returns in our general direction.

    Would viewing this be an image of our solar system thousands of years ago? With enough resolution we could see what was happening around earth at that time.
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  3. Oct 22, 2011 #2
    In principle I believe that this could happen, however even if we had a theoretically massive telescope able to look at something that small, the light received would most likely be far too distorted and incoherent to gain any sort of insight.
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