Last week, the first ever photograph of a black hole was taken, something that the whole world took notice to, including the rock community. As such, Chris Cornell fans have now launched a petition to have it named after the late musician.
If you somehow missed it, you can see the image of the black hole and learn more about it here.
The petition was created on Change.org to name it after Cornell in reference to the popular 1994 Soundgarden single, ‘Black Hole Sun’.
Guiliana Jarrin, the creator of the petition, explained her reasoning for starting it.
“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. He was one of the most beloved figures not just in rock, but all of music, by people from all over the world. His music, his voice and his personality inspired, influenced, changed and even saved the lives of thousands of people. 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.”, and went on to add; “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 honor his life and his contribution to music.”
You can sign the petition (which at the time of writing has over 40,000 signatures) here.