Seeing relativity-I: Ray tracing in a Schwarzschild metric to explore the maximal analytic extension of the metric and making a proper rendering of the stars

  title={Seeing relativity-I: Ray tracing in a Schwarzschild metric to explore the maximal analytic extension of the metric and making a proper rendering of the stars},
  author={Alain Riazuelo},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics D},
  • A. Riazuelo
  • Published 18 November 2015
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Modern Physics D
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