# Singularity of a black hole

1. Jul 16, 2004

### kurious

If a singularity is a point of infinite mass-density,
this could mean there is a finite mass in zero volume or
an infinite mass in a non-zero volume.Since a black hole does not have
an infinite mass, does this mean it cannot have a singularity?

Last edited: Jul 16, 2004
2. Jul 16, 2004

### mathman

The singularity of a black hole is all its mass at one point (general relativity). However, quantum theory won't allow this, so nobody really knows what's going on.