(Submitted November 16, 1997)
When light enters a black hole does it curve or is it bent?
Light entering a black hole can curve. However, the light thinks that it
is going straight, and from its point of view it is. (Consider walking
around the Earth on the Equator. You think that you are always going in
the same direction, but to somebody watching you from space, you are going
in a circle.) It just goes as straight as it can through curved space.
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