Fans Want Black Hole Named After Chris Cornell [VIDEO]

Photo by Youtube/Soundgarden


A petition has been set up to get NASA to name the black hole they just discovered after Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.

Currently it is named Powehi, which is a Hawaiian name referring to “embellished dark source of unending creation.” Of course, with Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and how much the cover of Superunknown looks like the black hole photo, fans couldn’t help but think that Cornell’s name would be a better choice and I can’t help but agree!!

The petition was created by Giuliana Jarrin and it says, “Chris left a heavy legacy for a new generation of musicians who follow in his footsteps. His memory will remain forever alive in the hearts of all his family, friends, fans and all the people who love him, and his music will do the same in each record, song or video we play… This would be a surreal and amazing way to honor his life and his contribution to music.”

As of today (4/15) there are 43,057 signatures on the petition, you can add your’s here.

~Anna Kinkade