Are black holes made of extremely dense matter?

1 Answer
Apr 13, 2016

No black holes are more of an absence of matter.


When a star collapses under gravity and is above a certain size it collapses to the point where normal matter can't exist.

A neutron star is an extreme form of condensed matter where even the atomic nuclei combine.

If the star is massive enough it collapses to the point where space and time as we know it become so distorted that not even light can escape. We don't know for certain what is inside a black hole as we can never see inside one. Current models predict that inside a black hole is a point singularity of infinite curvature and density.