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(Big Think)   Yes, there really ought to be a singularity at the center of every black hole   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Neutron star, Black hole, White dwarf, General relativity, Quark, Pauli exclusion principle, composite particles, Fermion  
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943 clicks; posted to STEM » on 30 Nov 2022 at 11:50 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-11-30 11:38:34 AM  
5 votes:
Welcome to Starshrunks!

Hi, can I get a full black with quantum foam infusion? Served HOT!



Thanks! Your name will be called in [UNDEFINED] minutes and served with free spaghetti. Plan to stay at the pickup counter until the heat death of the universe. Enjoy your [neverending] day!
2022-11-30 12:02:05 PM  
5 votes:
A white dwarf, a neutron star or even a strange quark star are all still made of fermions. The Pauli degeneracy pressure helps hold up the stellar remnant against gravitational collapse, preventing a black hole from forming.

That's my Goodfellas soundtrack cover band.
2022-11-30 1:49:48 PM  
3 votes:
It's sort of like a big, weird library where you can spy on your daughter from like 50 years ago and then send her a message on a watch.  Don't get mad at me I don't make the rules.
2022-11-30 1:47:11 PM  
2 votes:

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Just one singularity, mind you!

What about second singularity? Elevenses?
2022-11-30 12:59:59 PM  
1 vote:
Bugthunk link? BigNope.
2022-11-30 4:42:48 PM  
1 vote:

HairBolus: > There must be a singularity at each black hole's center

Isn't this a stupid statement?

the whole black hole is a singularity, not just the point at its center. In fact there all the points in a BH are the same so there are no distinct points within one, particularly not a A BH is is just an abstract point with measurable  volume.

Not true.  The interior of a black hole, meaning the space inside the event horizon, is just an ordinary vacuum (modulo random stuff transiently falling through it).  In a sufficiently large black hole you could in principle survive the tidal forces and move around within the black hole, briefly, until you hit the central singularity.
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