Reply to post: Re: Q: Why are light and other EM wavelengths drawn into a Black Hole?

Humanity gazes into the abyss to get its first glimpse of a black hole

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Re: Q: Why are light and other EM wavelengths drawn into a Black Hole?

Um, we have known really for a long time that light is affected by gravity. This was predicted some time in the 18th century (yes, really). One of the 'three classical tests of general relativity' is that it predicts that the deflection of light by massive bodies will be double the previously-expected value. This prediction was confirmed by Eddington in 1919.

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