APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Sun May 13, 2018 2:58 pm

Since no one else has yet suggested it, a Maelstrom of Black Holes.

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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by mikeaq1 » Sun May 13, 2018 3:36 pm

Perhaps:

a lace
an emmental (Swiss Cheese)
a hawking (in his honor)
an event
a horizon
a consternation (takeoff on constellation; also stern = star in German)
a concavum (see http://www.majstro.com/dictionaries/Latin-English/cavum)

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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by ta152h0 » Sun May 13, 2018 4:21 pm

M0 Summer camp
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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by tomatoherd » Mon May 14, 2018 1:38 pm

Since a group of ravens is called a "conspiracy", and a group of crows (also black) is called a "murder", i vote for a group of black holes to called either a "plot" (which has both the scheming and the cemetery parcel connotations), or a "collusion" (which also has the first four letters of "collapsed").

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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by neufer » Mon May 14, 2018 4:00 pm

tomatoherd wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:38 pm

Since a group of ravens is called a "conspiracy", and a group of crows (also black) is called a "murder", i vote for a group of black holes to called either a "plot" (which has both the scheming and the cemetery parcel connotations), or a "collusion" (which also has the first four letters of "collapsed").
  • There is no "collusion."
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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by pferkul » Mon May 14, 2018 4:20 pm

I like these alliterative possibilities:

a blunderbuss of black holes
a blockbuster of black holes
a blowout of black holes
a blitz of black holes

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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by LPComiré » Mon May 14, 2018 5:09 pm

I would go with a "Cauldron of Black Holes". It boils and bubbles all the time...

Though a "Plurality" of singularities does have a touch of irony, humour and logic all in one.

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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by Tx Manx » Mon May 14, 2018 5:20 pm

A Blind of Black Holes...

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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by sillyworm2 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:21 pm

a whole bunch of black holes

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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by tomatoherd » Thu May 17, 2018 12:56 pm

it's obvious (to me) now:

the collective for ghostly black holes should be a "haunt".

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Post by neufer » Thu May 17, 2018 2:30 pm

  • A Camp Pamadeva of black holes.
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/history/blogs/york-town-square/2008/10/28/outhouse/31651693/ wrote:
The Outhouse Rules - York County, circa 1935
Jim McClure, YorkDailyRecord Oct. 28, 2008

<<One of the retired educators attending the speech, Jim Rudisill, told about a 16-holer at Camp Pamadeva, near Smith Station in southwestern York County. That was 16 on the boys' side and 16 on the girls' side, situated back to back. Hmm, that makes 32 holes.>>
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Re: APOD: A Plurality of Singularities at the... (2018 May 12)

Post by BSVulturis » Thu May 17, 2018 6:27 pm

Committee.