Isn't it impossible for there to be a singularity at the center of a black hole?

If the subatomic particles are broken down the phenomenon of mass is destroyed. No mass, no gravity. No gravity, no black hole.

Update:

besides..the Higgs particle or scaler field could not exist in the singularity

8 Answers

Relevance
  • Tom S
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    That is probably correct, density would become infinite.  See link:  "The problem is that infinities never exist in the real world. Whenever an infinity pops out of a theory, it is simply a sign that your theory is too simple to handle extreme cases."

  • 8 months ago

    The mass of particles that fall into a singularity doesn't disappear. The mass of a black hole is the total of all the mass that fell into it.

    Also, mass is not the only thing that makes gravity. Energy, stress, pressure, and tension also produce gravity.

  • 8 months ago

    The type of quark that makes things up vary. These variation can be thought of as data. If they go into a blackhole.... the data is conserved in the event horizon. There's an actual equation for it. Loook it up.

  • 8 months ago

    It is the only physics possibility. You take matter, it has mass that is the sum of all the pieces that make it up.

    Take your car apart totally, all the parts together still weigh the same.

    Who said Higgs can't become part of the singularity.

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • cosmo
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    We don't know, because we have no good theory of quantum gravity.  As a classical singularity is approached, quantum mechanical processes will come to dominate and will almost certainly prevent the formation of a true zero-dimensional singularity.

    In any case, the singularity is beyond an event horizon, so for an observer in the outside universe, the singularity occurs "after an infinite amount of time", which is to say after the black hole has evaporated through the Hawking process.

  • 8 months ago

    Well, if you say so.  You obviously know something that the best astronomical brains don't.  I'm sure they will be delighted to hear your theory.

  • 8 months ago

    Not according to Kip Thorne... Matter is destroyed - but the mass remains:  https://www.space.com/17086-bizarre-black-holes-ki...

  • 8 months ago

    Black Holes make no Sense in realistic terms

    They Defy, all Science and Nature

    Physically and Mathematically they simply shouldn't exist

    Because of their Nature they give up where they are in X Ray Photos and the effects of their Gravity

    The fact that light cant escape shows how strong it is indeed

    You would need the Mass of many Stars to do that

    Beyond the Event Horizon, is invisible as the A4Z Light has fallen beyond it forever

     They are the Litter Bins of the Universe

    Attachment image
    Source(s): Messier 87 in the Large Magellanic Cloud with Event Horizon on show
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.