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Re: Singularities

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Posted by RF on February 19, 1999 11:08:00 UTC

A mass doesn't have to form a singularity in order to become a black hole, all it has to do is shrink to a size smaller than it's Swartzchild radius. The idea of a singularity arises because after the neutron degeneracy pressure is overcome there is no known physical law that can prevent the mass from continuing to shrink until it winks out of existence with 0 spatial dimensions. Most scientists think that a theory of quantum gravity will show that it doesn't actually do this.

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