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The Naked Singularity Recipe: Spin a Black Hole, Add Mass

9 Aug 2009, 11:31 UTC
The Naked Singularity Recipe: Spin a Black Hole, Add Mass David A. Aguilar (CfA)
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The event horizon of a black hole is the point of no return. If anything, even light, strays within the bounds of this gravitational trap, it will never escape. The event horizon is what makes a black hole black.

But say if there was a way to remove the event horizon, leaving just the black hole’s singularity to be “seen” by the rest of the universe? What if there is a special condition that would allow this infinitely small, yet massive point to become naked?

Generally physicists agree that this is a physical impossibility, but the mathematical equations say otherwise; a naked singularity could be possible.

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