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strong-field gravity

(gravity much stronger than in the solar system such as near a black hole)

Strong-field gravity is gravity in the region of an object of sufficient mass that the effects of general relativity such as gravitational waves are pronounced. The solar system shows the effects of general relativity, but only through very precise measurement. Near a black hole or neutron star, these effects are pronounced. Strong-field gravity physics is the study of physical laws in this regime.

(physics,gravity,neutron stars,black holes)
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areal coordinate system
black hole shadow
Chern-Simons gravity
extreme mass ratio inspiral (EMRI)
gravitational collapse
numerical relativity (NR)
photon sphere
relativistic astrophysics
tidal force
ZAMO frame