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Re: Singularities

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Posted by Chris/">Chris on November 25, 1997 13:59:45 UTC

No, a singularity does not have infinite mass. It is a finite amount of matter compressed into a mathematical point. i.e. it's density is infinite. It is believed that inside a black hole, all matter is compressed into a singularity because there is no known force that is strong enough to prevent matter from compressing down to the singularity.

: Okay, a singularity is a single point of infinite mass, if its : were infinite wouldn't all the matter in the universe then : gravitate towards it at an infinite speed? Some info please?

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