Petition Launches to Name Black Hole After Chris Cornell

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – APRIL 06: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs on stage during the 2014 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on April 6, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)


If you’ve been on the internet at all this week, you’ve most likely seen the incredible first-ever images of a black hole astronomers released on April 10.

Maybe when you hear the words “black hole”, the song “Black Hole Sun” from Soundgarden pops into your head. The late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away in 2017, and fans are now starting a petition to name the black hole after him. Giuliana Jarrin, the creator of the petition, stated Cornell was “the voice of an entire generation. Black Hole Sun, written by Chris Cornell is without a doubt Soundgarden’s most recognizable and most popular song, and one of the biggest anthems of the ’90s.”

The petition is hoping for 25,000 signatures and you can sign it here.

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