will light bend when it reach in front of a black hole?
directly from a black hole said:If the light was shone directly FROM a black hole wouldn't the light actually bend right back into the black hole since nothing can escape a black hole not even light?
In a manner of speaking yes. Photons travel on what are celled null geodesics and geodesics are a generalisation straight lines in euclidean space.NWH said:I was wondering, even though it appears that light bends, is it actually going in a straight line?
A black hole is a region in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from it. It is formed when a massive star dies and collapses under its own gravity.
Near a black hole, the gravitational pull is extremely strong and can bend the path of light. This bending of light is known as gravitational lensing.
Yes, light will bend when reaching a black hole due to the strong gravitational pull. This bending can cause light from distant objects to appear distorted and even create multiple images of the same object.
Once light crosses the event horizon, the point of no return for a black hole, it cannot escape. However, light can still be observed outside of the event horizon, as it bends around the black hole.
The study of light near black holes is important because it allows us to understand the effects of strong gravitational fields on light. It also helps us to study distant objects in the universe that would otherwise be too faint to observe.