naked singularity


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naked singularity

n
(Astronomy) astronomy an infinitely dense point mass without a surrounding black hole. See also black hole
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But all the same, in its ambition and shortcomings and shaggy glory, A Naked Singularity is perhaps most reminiscent of The Broom of the System.
Our description of photons, for instance, may be undermined because those photons may have interacted with a naked singularity while zipping across the universe.
Within this black hole is the naked singularity at the coordinate radius r = 0 where the black-hole mass is assumed to reside--hiding this singularity is the event-horizon sphere with the Schwarzschild radius.