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.
Black holes? Think smaller.
The Phantom Singularity
No talk of singularities would be complete without a video on black holes.
Infinity can throw mathematicians for a loop (get it?).
Written by Curiosity Staff February 6, 2017
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