Atom of Singularity

  1. What type of atom is a singularity primarily composed of? Hydrogen? So the fusion reactions in black holes lead to infinitely dense hydrogen atoms?
     
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  3. LURCH

    LURCH 2,514
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    Theoretically, no atoms can survive the process by which BHs are created, nor even sub-atomic particles. The centers of black holes are made of very exotic forms of matter.
     
  4. mathman

    mathman 6,618
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    The singularity of a black hole is a prediction of general relativity. Quantum theory says it can't be so. No one really knows what goes on inside a black hole.
     
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