Fans petition to name black hole after Soundgarden's Chris Cornell

CNET | 4/12/2019 | Shelby Brown
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One of Chris Cornell's best-known songs is Black Hole Sun.

Soon after the world got its first glimpse of a real-life image of a black hole Wednesday, a petition started to circulate to name the black hole after the late Chris Cornell, the rock band Soundgarden's frontman. One of Cornell's most famous songs is called Black Hole Sun. Cornell took his life two years ago.

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By about 12:30 p.m. PT Friday, the petition had 7,794 signatures and that number kept climbing.

Despite the flood of fans pushing to give Cornell the honor, on Friday the black hole was dubbed Powehi, which is Hawaiian for "embellished dark source of unending creation," CNN reported. Astronomers involved with the project reportedly asked a Hawaiian language professor for help naming the black hole because two of the eight...
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