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What Do You Call a Bunch of Black Holes: A Crush? A Scream? – The New York Times

There are pods of whales and gaggles of geese. Now astronomers are wondering which plural term would best suit the most enigmatic entity in the cosmos.



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Each day we gather at 2 p.m. E.D.T. to review all the weather and readiness at the sites, then make the call, Dr. Doeleman said in an email. Sometimes its a piece of cake: good weather, everyones ready. Or, just as clear, weather at key sites is awful or there is a major technical issue to be run down. Some of the time its pure agony.
If you dont have a rocket or a telescope, theres plenty new to read about black holes. Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity, by Charles Seife, is…

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