Technology The first black hole to be photographed now has a name

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    (CNN)That black hole you've seen everywhere now has a name.

    It's been christened Powehi -- a Hawaiian phrase referring to an "embellished dark source of unending creation."

    The groundbreaking, first-ever photograph of a black hole was published around the world when it was unveiled on Wednesday, captivating viewers and providing the only direct visual evidence that these regions of spacetime exist.

    The responsibility of finding it a name fell to Larry Kimura, a Hawaiian language professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, who was approached by astronomers involved with the project. Two of the eight telescopes used to capture the photograph are located in Hawaii.

    Powehi was chosen for its roots in the Kumulipo, an 18th-century Hawaiian chant that describes a creation story.

    Read more here. (CNN)
     

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