Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dancing black hole twins spotted

From the BBC, March 4:
Researchers have seen the best evidence yet for a pair of black holes orbiting each other within the same galaxy.
Via Science,March 4:

Picture of black holes

Death spiral. Astronomers have spotted two supermassive black holes headed for a merger.

Credit: P. Marenfeld/NOAO

From the Los Angeles Times, March 3:
$30 billion more for ailing AIG
From Bloomberg, March 11:
Freddie to Tap $30.8 Billion...
Coincidence? I think not.