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black holes maybe bending light the wrong way

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19 years 1 month ago #9147 by stepryan
ladies and gents,
an effect called negative refraction may have an effect on gravitational lensing.
stephen.

www.nature.com/news/2005/050214/full/050214-5.html

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19 years 1 month ago #9152 by voyager
Hmm ... this is some wiered shit!

Wonder what is causing the negative Refraction?

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19 years 1 month ago #9174 by SimonLogan
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Hmm ... this is some wiered shit!

Wonder what is causing the negative Refraction?

Bart.


Hi Bart,

The article indicates that it is a property of the gravitational field of rotating black holes and massive rotating stars. I wonder if it is something to do with rotating objects dragging their local frame of reference round, although I have to admit that my understanding of relativity is not profound.

Simon

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