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  1. #1 Space distortion near a black hole 
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    I know that time is dilated near a black hole, such that to an external observer i would appear slower in the gravity well of a black hole, but what effect does a strong gravity well have on distances?

    Ignoring tidal effects, spaghettification, and the like, would an object in the gravity well appear flattened to an outside observer ?


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    This is not a full answer but a an example of how a circle is distorted near a black hole.

    circles and black holes


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