Watch two black holes bend the daylight from spacetime in this tripe NASA depiction

When two orbit supermassively black holes get close to each other, the results can be quite twisted. New NASA imaging shows how the irresistible traction of an extreme gravity bends and distorts light in the glowing rings of hot gas surrounding the black holes in a simulated binary system.

The animation shows two black holes: The largest of the pair, which is about 200 million more than the mass of our sun, is surrounded by red rings of hot gas called an accretion disk. Orbiting around this giant is a second black hole weighing about half that mass, and its gas and dust rings are illustrated in light blue.