Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell lives on, as the ‘black hole sun’ has finally been revealed. Cornell’s former Audioslave bandmate Brad Wilk posted a photo and said, “Einstein and Cornell would be pleased. First pic of a black hole released today, quite possibly confirming Einstein’s theory of relativity. #blackhole #blackholesun #groundbreaking #heavymatters #theoryofrelativity.”
Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni Cornell posted a video with the photo, “It’s as if he always knew. “Its powerful gravity bends the fabric of space and time around it, and its violent moods determine when and where new stars can form in the galaxy.” via @latimes #blackholesun #chriscornell #noonesingslikeyouanymore #soundgarden.”
Live Science reported, “Yesterday, Earthlings first laid eyes on an actual image of a black hole — turning what lived only in our collective imaginations into concrete reality.
The image depicts an orange-toned lopsided ring circling the dark shadow of a black hole that gobbles up matter 55 million light-years away at the center of a galaxy known as Virgo A (Messier 87).
This blurry first look is enough to confirm that Einstein’s theory of relativity works even at the boundary of this giant abyss — an extreme location where some thought his equations would break down. But this elusive image raises lots of questions.”
Live Science later said, “Einstein’s theory of relativity first predicted that when a massive star died, it left behind a dense core. If this core was over three times as massive as the sun, his equations showed that the force of gravity produced a black hole, according to NASA.
But until yesterday (April 10), scientists couldn’t photograph or directly observe black holes. Rather, they relied on indirect evidence — behavior or signals coming from other objects nearby.”