naked singularity


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naked singularity

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naked singularity

[′nā·kəd ‚siŋ·gyə′lar·əd·ē]
(relativity)
A singularity that is not surrounded by an event horizon, and thus gives rise to timelike curves that violate causality.
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A naked singularity would be a singularity bereft of a concealing black-hole shell, and therefore visible, in principle, to outside observers.
Choptuik concluded from his mathematical analysis that there could be special circumstances in which a naked singularity might be created from a collapsing black hole, either by nature or perhaps even by some advanced civilization.
There's one naked singularity that we all agree existed: the Big Bang.