Petition Started To Name The Black Hole After Chris Cornell

April 12, 2019

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The first photo of a black hole was published this week & it does have a name, Powehi. However, rock music fans think it could have a better name - a petition has been started to name it after late Soundgarden & Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. He, of course, is the singer of 90s alternative classic "Black Hole Sun".

Petition creator Giuliana Jarrin says this would be a surreal and amazing way to honor Cornell.

The publishing of the photo also got the attention of Muse fans who love that band's song "Supermassive Black Hole".