Fan Petitions To Name Newly Photographed Black Hole After Chris Cornell

Mindy Sparks
April 18, 2019

Above is the original zoomed up image of the super-massive black hole which has been taken by Earth's Event Horizon Telescope.

"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". The announcement was made in simultaneous news conferences in Washington, Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.

The rest of us were treated to a picture of an event horizon, one most thought we'd never live to see - Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, being dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London looking like an off-season and oft-fired Santa's helper that stayed on the Keto diet far too long.

"We have a lot of evidence that the theory of gravity works really well in our solar system, but this new image provides a direct test of our theory of gravity in the extreme environment around a supermassive black hole", he said. "It could have been just a blob", she explained, adding that the black hole has a "size that is consistent with other measurements that had been done completely differently".

"This may be a huge day in astronomy", aforementioned America National Science Foundation Director France Córdova. The scientists look for a ring of light - disrupted matter and radiation circling at tremendous speed at the edge of the event horizon - around a region of darkness representing the actual black hole.

So although there is a never-ending supply of politically-based black hole metaphors (like the gap between Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's brain and her mouth), nothing beats the real thing. This use of the focus also deepens the blacks, which improves the quality of the black holes center.

The project's researchers obtained the first data in April 2017 using telescopes in the USA states of Arizona and Hawaii as well as in Mexico, Chile, Spain and Antarctica. Since then, telescopes in France and island are additional to the worldwide network. The global network of telescopes has essentially created a planet-sized observational dish.

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