The black hole belongs to a quadruple stellar system, a binary binary. The system is fictional, but plausible.
After you are done dying at the central singularity of the black hole, feel free to explore more about the Schwarzschild geometry, about wormholes, about the collapse of a black hole, and about Hawking radiation.
© 1997, 1998 Andrew Hamilton. These pages last modified 19 Apr 2001.
The URL of this site is http://casa.colorado.edu/~ajsh/schw.shtml.
|Approaching the black hole (89K GIF movie).||Firing a probe while orbiting the black hole (95K GIF movie).||Falling to the singularity (217K GIF movie).|
Clicking on the text link gives you the movie in normal size. Clicking on the image gives you a double-size version of the same movie (same resolution, same number of K, just twice as big on the screen).
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