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Orbits around Schwarzschild Black Holes
The gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong that it will warp a two-body orbit away from anything elliptical. In this Demonstration, modifying the angular momentum, initial radius, time, or view shows the effects of extreme gravitation.
Contributed by:
David Saroff
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Thanks to Professor Harold Zapolsky of Rutgers University at whose office blackboard I first sketched black hole orbits.
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