The black hole forms part of a triple star system known as HR 6819, which can be seen without binoculars or telescopes from the southern hemisphere on a dark, clear night.
"Simulations and movies like these really help us visualize what Einstein meant when he said that gravity warps the fabric of space and time," the creator of the images said.
Einstein was born in Germany in 1879.
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By 1921, Einstein was recognized as one of the most talented minds of his generation.