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A gravitational singularity is a point in space where the force of gravity (as measured by the curvature of spacetime or the density of matter) becomes infinite. The typical example of a singularity is the point in space at the center of a black hole.

Singularities in Science Fiction

Singularities are occasionally used as weapons[1] or power sources[2] in science fiction. Star Trek tends to refer to them as "quantum singularities".


  1. Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda
  2. TNG "Timescape"
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