This week, astronomers captured the first-ever photograph of a black holes. Now, fans have launched an internet campaign to name it after the Chris Cornell.
A Change.org petition calls on NASA to name the black hole after the late singer, who is most famous for the 1994 Soundgarden hit “Black Hole Sun”. Organizer Guiliana Jarrin says it would be “a ‘surreal’ and amazing way to honor his life and contribution to music”.
Unfortunately, the petition arrived too late, as the black hole already has a name – “Powehi”, a Hawaiian phrase meaning ‘the adorned fathomless dark creation’.
What other rock stars should get space objects named after them?