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The Universe pp 161-168 | Cite as

Gravitational Collapse: The Story So Far

  • Pankaj S. Joshi
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 244)

Abstract

We discuss here some recent developments in the theory of gravitational collapse, examining the issue of the final fate of continual collapse of a matter cloud. It is pointed out that it is basically the nature of the regular initial data that decides whether the collapse ends in a black hole or a naked singularity. We outline here some problems which remain as yet unresolved regarding the naked singularities and cosmic censorship.

Keywords

Black Hole Perfect Fluid Gravitational Collapse Null Geodesic Naked Singularity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pankaj S. Joshi
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  1. 1.Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchBombayIndia

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