Sunday, April 30, 2017

Testing general relativity with a supermassive black hole | European Southern Observatory


This infographic shows a simulation of the outflow (bright red) from a black hole and the accretion disk around it, with simulated images of the three potential shapes of the event horizon’s shadow. General relativity (GR, also known as the general theory of relativity or GTR) is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity generalizes special relativity and Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time, or spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations, a system of partial differential equations.(Source: Wikipedia)


Credit: ESO/N. Bartmann/A. Broderick/C.K. Chan/D. Psaltis/F. OzelRelease Date: April 28, 2017


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