Black Holes

Why Do We Call Black Holes "Singularities"?

We usually hear the terms "black hole" and "singularity" used interchangeably. Although a black hole is a singularity, it's not the only kind. A mathematical singularity just refers to the point where there's an infinite value of something. In a black hole, that point is where gravity and density go to infinity. But there are many more examples of singularities that are a bit more relatable to your everyday life. Watch the video below to learn about them.

Singularities Explained

Black holes? Think smaller.

The Phantom Singularity

No talk of singularities would be complete without a video on black holes.

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Taming Infinity

Infinity can throw mathematicians for a loop (get it?).

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Written By Curiosity Staff February 6, 2017