Transcripts of SuperMassiveBlackHoleSimulationFINAL

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[00:00:05.16] This computer simulation shows two supermassive black holes orbiting each other.
[00:00:11.27] It's helping scientists learn what kind of light a real black hole binary system might produce.
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[00:00:21.60] An outer ring of gas surrounds the whole system,
[00:00:24.72] and a mini disk surrounds each black hole.
[00:00:27.84] Streams of gas connect the disks.
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[00:00:34.06] Magnetic and gravitational forces heat up the gas,
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[00:00:49.47] The amount of gas flowing in the system
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[00:01:00.64] can alter what we'll see.
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[00:01:05.93] Intense gravity bends space-time.
[00:01:10.00] The light follows a warped path and is distorted, as with a lens.
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[00:01:22.29] This also creates an "eyebrow" next to one black hole
[00:01:27.35] caused by light from glowing gas immediately outside the other.
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[00:01:34.60] Scientists haven't yet seen a supermassive black hole merger,
[00:01:40.76] but simulations like this are preparing them for what they'll find.
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