posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 10:51 AM
a reply to: NorEaster
Yes and no. A nearly complete Einstein ring was shown in the other thread you just posted in, which you could take as one frame in the simulation
where it's perhaps not quite perfectly centered to make the complete ring, or perhaps the gravitational field isn't radially symmetrical because the
lensing object is not a black hole but a galaxy. I suspect the reason the ring isn't complete is due to a combination of the two but mostly the
That's mostly a yes. The reason I also say "no" is because of the speed of the animation is not realistic for a real-time occurrence. Both black holes
and galaxies move, but to witness through a telescope what takes place in the animation in a few seconds could take thousands of years.
If the animation was slowed down vastly that would make it more realistic but since nobody's got thousands of years to watch it, the sped up version
is more practical.
edit on 16-6-2014 by Arbitrageur because: clarification