Featured is a computer generated image highlighting how strange things would look. The black hole has such strong gravity that light is noticeably bent towards it – causing some very unusual visual distortions. Every star in the normal frame has at least two bright images – one on each side of the black hole. Near the black hole, you can see the whole sky – light from every direction is bent around and comes back to you. Image Credit & Copyright: Alain Riazuelo

Explanation: What would you see if you went right up to a black hole? Featured is a computer generated image highlighting how strange things would look. The black hole has such strong gravity that light is noticeably bent towards it – causing some very unusual visual distortions. Every star in the normal frame has at least two bright images – one on each side of the black hole. Near the black hole, you can see the whole sky – light from every direction is bent around and comes back to you.