Solar System black hole, illustration

Solar System black hole, illustration

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Caption: Solar System black hole, illustration. A distorted double-view of the Earth at night is seen at lower right and upper left, caused by the distortion of light near the black hole. A black hole is formed when a massive object collapses under the force of its own gravity, increasing the gravitational pull to the point where, beyond a boundary known as the event horizon, nothing, not even light, can escape. Image published in 2016.

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Keywords: 2016, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, black hole, distorted, distortion, earth, gravitational lens, gravity, illustration, light, no-one, nobody, optical, planet, planetary, singularity, solar system, space

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