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Posted by Patrick/">Patrick on May 17, 1999 06:02:58 UTC

I think; A singularity is a star that died and collapsed upon itself(of course). Because of its huge gravitational Forces, it is reduced to a fraction of it's former size. Its vast mass is compressed into a minute volume. its gravitational pull is so strong that not even Light, The fastes thing in the universe, can escape from it-hence the popular name black hole. So a singularity has a peculiar effect on time. Once an object has gotten within a certain radius, know as the Event Horizon, time slows down almost to the point of stoping. To the object within a singularity's event horizon, one minute goes by-while the rest of the universe experiences hundreds of years. Of course, this situation in witch no humen being is ever likely to find himself. -Patrick

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