APOD: Swirling Magnetic Field around Our... (2024 Apr 01)

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Re: APOD: Swirling Magnetic Field around Our... (2024 Apr 01)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:21 pm

Chris Peterson wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:07 pm
johnnydeep wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:15 pm
Chris Peterson wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:00 pm
Are different, despite the appearance after all the directions light travels have been distorted. That's my understanding.
Ok. My brain doesn't see it yet. Oh, and what of the nice symmetrical depiction of the magnetic field lines we see here: would it also look the same from any POV? (I may have missed that finer point above.)
Well, since what we're actually seeing is a pattern of polarization in the same EM radiation that is being shown here as the disk, I would assume that the spacetime distortion that "lenses" the accretion disk so it looks similar from different angles applies to it as well. But this is far from my area of expertise!
Alright. Brain: meet new source of befuddlement!
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