It has come to light that fans of the late Soundgarden singer, Chris Cornell have started a petition to have the recently photographed black hole be renamed after him.
During the week, astronomers released the first-ever image of a black hole, which is can be found just a short hop away in the M87 galaxy (actually over 500 million trillion KM away) and measures 40 billion KM across. A big old black hole.
The petition has been created to honour the late singer who left legions of fans behind when he departed so early in his life. The call for the renaming comes in relation to the singer’s Soundgarden hit ‘Black Hole Sun’
Giuliana Jarrin, the creator of the petition said: “Almost two years ago, we lost Chris Cornell. He was the lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave and above all, the voice of an entire generation…Black Hole Sun, written by Chris Cornell is without a doubt Soundgarden’s most recognisable and most popular song, and one of the biggest anthems of the ’90s.
“For this reason, and the impact Chris Cornell had in the lives of so many and music itself, I ask NASA, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and all the astronomers and scientists involved in this discovery, to name this black hole after Chris Cornell. This would be a ‘surreal’ and amazing way to honour his life and his contribution to music.”