Definitions

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  • n. The black hole thought to form following the gravitational collapse of a massive star

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Examples

  • The collapsar was a black pinprick against the filtered image of the huge star, and then a dot, and then a rapidly swelling ball, and then there was the odd twisting feeling and we were suddenly in dark deep space.

    Forever Free

  • Â She has entered the anomaly and found herself transformed, and Mon-El (along with Gates and Brainiac 5) were prepared to enter the collapsar and save her.

    Hero History: Mon-El | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • Previously, on Justice Society of America: When Starman was forced to create a collapsar during a mission, the JSA found themselves with a new/old member: the Earth-22 version of Superman.

    Justice Society of America #12 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • When Worldmind plots a course, he irrationally decides that there has to be a quicker way, and computes his own course completely forgetting to take into account a collapsar.

    Nova #1 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • The only singularity that can envelope you lies at infinity in the complex plane, and ipso facto could not describe a collapsar, at least not from this side of the event horizon.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Review of the New Star Trek Movie:

  • Absolute distance means nothing in collapsar geometry, they say.

    A Separate War

  • Even if we had both been headed for Earth, a few days apart, the time-space geometry of the collapsar jump would guarantee that we arrived decades or even centuries apart from one another.

    A Separate War

  • Because of the relativistic distortions associated with travel through collapsar jumps, you never know, when you greet the enemy, whether it comes from your own time, or centuries in your past or future.

    A Separate War

  • Maybe in a millennium or two, they'll be able to follow you through three collapsar jumps like following footprints.

    A Separate War

  • William was going to Sade-138, a collapsar out in the Greater Magellanic Cloud.

    A Separate War

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