On possible observation of one's past in the neighborhood of a black hole

A.M. Rasulova1


On the basis of the geodesic equations, an expression for the number of revolutions of a light beam around a Kerr black hole is found and analyzed. It is shown that an observer who has arrived near a black hole can see his own past under certain initial conditions.


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