Hi, Just a question that has puzzled me for a while. We know that light is bent as it passes a large gravitational mass. ( yes?) The question as implied in the thread heading is why doesn't light orbit that mass? Possibly the velocity is such that it can escape that pull of that mass but in extreme cases like black holes etc would not we see photons orbiting that mass at 'c'? Sorry if this question appears silly but some understanding would be appreciated.