The Doubly Warped World of Binary Black Holes

April 15, 2021
CreditNASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Jeremy Schnittman and Brian P. Powell
Historical DateApril 15, 2021
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A pair of orbiting black holes millions of times the Sun’s mass perform a hypnotic dance in this NASA visualization. The movie traces how the black holes distort and redirect light emanating from the maelstrom of hot gas – called an accretion disk – that surrounds each one.