if a black hole passed in front of a mirror, what would its reflection look like? pic.twitter.com/Ets4JRNwp9
— Matt Henderson (@matthen2) May 22, 2020
This is the sort of result that we got from Interstellar (with science from Kip Thorne) and validated by Katie Bouman in her algorithm to piece together collected data from a black hole and see what it looked like.
Black Holes are fascinating. They’ve been a fascination for any geek forever. The idea that the gravity lensing can warp the light coming from behind the black hole so you’re seeing round corners, seeing behind it, seeing through it. Well, it’s breathtaking.
To then see that the mathematics then matches up with the reality, that something known intellectually can be realised with real hard data, is mind-blowing.