::: Sitemap Chinese Version中文 PrintPrint Friendly search help
Research Gallery > Submillimeter VLBI (VLBI)

Research Gallery

Submillimeter VLBI (VLBI)

Visualizing ray around a Kerr black hole
Image Credit: Hung-Yi Pu
Visualizing ray around a Kerr black hole
"Odyssey_Edu" is an educational software is developed for visualizing the ray around a Kerr black hole (available at https://odysseyedu.wordpress.com/).
The above image (created by Odyssey_Edu) demonstrates the effect of the frame-dragging, an effect caused by the rotation of spacetime around a Kerr black hole! Due to this effect, light rays must co-rotate in the same direction that black hole rotates when they are in the ergosphere (the outer white oblate surface represent the static limit: the outer edge of the ergosphere).
TEL: 886-2-3365-2200 FAX: 886-2-2367-7849
General: asiaa_replace2@_asiaa.sinica.edu.tw Media Request: epo_replace2@_asiaa.sinica.edu.tw
11F of AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building, No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei 106216, Taiwan, R.O.C.