Physics Question #3574

Vasu, a 11 year old male from London,ON asks on August 26, 2006,

Is it possible for a singularity to form outside a black hole?

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The answer

Michael Arida, Astrophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, Maryland answered on October 24, 2006

The existence of such a singularity is physically possible, but has never been observed either in the lab or in space.

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