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Ed Seidel on-camera: text
In a black hole there is a singularity, meaning
that densities and spacetime curvature and things
like that go to infinity. Now that's impossible
on a computer. Whenever you have something going
on to infinity, the computer can only go up to
10 to whatever number; it can't handle infinity.
So, the problem is we have to figure out a way
to avoid those infinities that come up in the
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