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Posted by Astrophysicist on August 6, 1998 17:24:10 UTC

Let's say you have an electron. A common everyday particle. Now, let's say you compress it. This actually changing the electron and forming new particles with it. Each individual partical is classified by its size, mass, and energy. Thus, by changing one or more qualities, you are changing the actual particle. But, for the sake of argument, let's say that you found a way to compress this electron to the size stated above. I haven't done the equations, but i know that any amount of mass, if compressed into a small enough area, will create a singularity. By the way, the Planck-Wheeler length you mentioned above is merely the thresh hold at which everything you delve into he realm of quantum foam. I'm pretty sure that even a single particle will collapse to form a singularity before crossing that threshold. It's merely for observational purposes that we give a measurement to this minimum length. By the way, I'd be interested to find out where you learned about the length. I've only read about it in a couple places, and believe me, I've looked for references to it.

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