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Gravitational Collapse

Nature volume 204, page 868 (28 November 1964) | Download Citation

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Hoyle and Narlikar1 have recently considered the gravitational contraction of large spherically symmetric masses. They claim that according to the field equations of general relativity a sufficiently large mass must collapse to a space–time singularity, provided that the equation of state of the matter is realistic. Much of their argument is based on the alleged absence of suitable static spherically symmetric interior solutions.

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  1. Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, London, W.8.

    • W. B. BONNOR

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