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Wikipedia's words are better thought out than my words. Start reading here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_singularityIf you still have questions after reading that article (and clicking on any hyperlinks you don't understand), ask them in this thread.
i interpret a naked singularity to be an "invisible" singularity that still distorts spacetime, perhaps a naked singularity is somehow attached to the surface of spacetime rather than hiding behind an event horizon
Why would the laws of normal space time be any different to the laws of the ''naked'' singularity?
Doe's this also apply to axioms, like the speed of light?
Can somebody explain in their own words what a ''naked'' singularity is?
Quote from: the5thforce on 25/02/2016 14:04:36i interpret a naked singularity to be an "invisible" singularity that still distorts spacetime, perhaps a naked singularity is somehow attached to the surface of spacetime rather than hiding behind an event horizonAs Evan says, it's worth reading the Wiki article as a starting point.Quote from: Thebox on 25/02/2016 10:55:18Why would the laws of normal space time be any different to the laws of the ''naked'' singularity?Remember you have moved off naked singularity and followed a link to gravitational singularity, so what you are reading applies to all singularities.If you think about what a singularity is - extremely dense matter where all the mass is concentrated in to a point - even movement must be difficult, imagine trying to move where all the atoms are crushed together! So all the physics and chemistry we know from normal spacetime will be difficult to apply.Quote from: Thebox on 25/02/2016 10:55:18Doe's this also apply to axioms, like the speed of light?The speed of light is not an axiom, but again how does light propagate through a singularity? We certainly can't apply the normal laws of physics.Quote from: Thebox on 25/02/2016 10:07:51Can somebody explain in their own words what a ''naked'' singularity is?This is a very difficult request. To explain anything to someone we usually have to asume some basic knowledge, plus you tend to use scientific words in nonstandard ways so there is a lot of opportunity for misunderstandings.Most of the people here use their own words (and can feel insulted if accused of quoting Wiki or robotic words). However, many of those words are part of a common understanding. For example, if you were teaching someone to drive you would use standard terms eg brake, indicator, steer, and phrases eg apply the brakes gently. It is impossible to avoid using these.If I have to look up a subject on Wiki I would be unlikely to respond to that question. If there were no answers forthcoming I might try to interpret Wiki to the level of understanding of the questioner, but that is hard to judge and it is impossible here to give a course in physics which might have taken someone 10yrs of study. In other words, some things are very difficult to answer in a forum like this, but I think most people will try their best and out of the goodness of their hearts and no intention to avoid the question or deceive. Just something to bear in mind.
I can't help but to think that once the word enclosed is mentioned , it is sort of another firmament theory or flat earth theory based on finite observation?
added - does it mean , if I spun a football fast enough, it would turn into an invisible pancake?
In a black hole, the singularity is completely enclosed by a boundary known as the event horizon
Quote from: WikipediaIn a black hole, the singularity is completely enclosed by a boundary known as the event horizonWhat makes the hypothetical naked singularity different is that the singularity would be exposed to space, and it might be possible to "see" infinity.Physicists are divided on whether a naked singularity could exist; at least from the recent gravitational wave observations, we now know of two singularities that were hidden behind an event horizon.The shape of the event horizon of a black hole is affected by the amount of spin (angular momentum) possessed by the black hole.
we can see other naked singularity galaxies that overlap the milkyway.
That is how I picture it.