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## How dense is the singularity of a black hole?

Typically, M for a black hole in our galaxy is around 10 times the mass of the Sun, but for supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies it can be millions or even billions. What is its density?…Density of Black Holes.

Material | ρ / g/cm3 |
---|---|

The Inner Core | ~13.000 |

Uranium | 19.100 |

Iridium | 22.500 |

The core of the Sun | ~150.000 |

### Are all black hole singularities the same size?

They are not identical because the mass of those points would be different. The density is not an issue. So how does one have a larger horizon. Again it’s the mass that decides the radius of the event horizon, not the density.

**Can the singularity of a black hole have infinite density?**

A singularity is a point in space where there is a mass with infinite density. Singularities are predicted to exist in black holes by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which is a theory that has done remarkably well at matching experimental results.

**Is the singularity infinitely dense?**

A singularity is a place of infinite density, and that’s not really a thing. A black hole singularity is a point in spacetime – like you live in the universe and you can point – there’s a singularity like right over there, or over there or over there.

## What is the difference between a singularity and a black hole?

The singularity is the centre of a black hole. A black hole by definition is a region of space with a very strong gravitational field where even light cannot escape past a certain point, called the event horizon or “the point of no return.”

### Is a black hole more dense than a neutron star?

Black holes are astronomical objects that have such strong gravity, not even light can escape. Neutron stars are dead stars that are incredibly dense. Both objects are cosmological monsters, but black holes are considerably more massive than neutron stars.

**How can a black hole be infinitely dense?**

Around the singularity, particles and materials are compressed. As matter collapses into a black hole, its density becomes infinitely large because it must fit into a point that, according to equations, is so small that it has no dimensions.

**Is a singularity infinitely small?**

At the center of a black hole is what physicists call the “singularity,” or a point where extremely large amounts of matter are crushed into an infinitely small amount of space.

## What is the maximum density of a black hole?

The matter density needed to form such a black hole is extremely high – about 2 x 1019 kg per cubic metre. That’s more extreme than the density of an atomic nucleus. Animated simulation of gravitational lensing caused by a black hole going past a background galaxy.

### Are black holes a singularity?

In the center of a black hole is a gravitational singularity, a one-dimensional point which contains a huge mass in an infinitely small space, where density and gravity become infinite and space-time curves infinitely, and where the laws of physics as we know them cease to operate.