Chris Cornell fans want black hole named for him

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(AP) Chris Cornell's widow is giving her support to a fan petition to rename the black hole that was revealed in a photograph last week after Cornell.

Vicky Cornell tweets a link to the story and says, "This is truly an incredible effort from the fans. Chris would be honored."

As of Sunday, more than 40,000 people have signed a petition to name the black hole, known as M87, after Cornell in honor of the Soundgarden song, "Black Hole Sun."

The photograph was the first one taken of a black hole.