Meet ’Powehi’, the first black hole to be photographed, named by Hawaiian prof

Meet ’Powehi’, the first black hole to be photographed, named by Hawaiian prof

’Powehi,’ meaning ’the adorned fathomless dark creation’ and based off of a 18th century Hawaiian creation chant, is the name offered to the first black hole in history to be photographed. The compound image released Wednesday was formed from images taken by eight telescopes around the world. The black hole is at the center of galaxy M87, nearly 54 million light years away from Earth.

Naomi Steele
Naomi Steele
ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 8 months

I see what's happening here. Your face to face with greatness and it's strange, you don't even how to feel, ITS ADORABLE, It's nice to see that humans never change, Open your eyes let's begin, yes it's really me it's Powehi, breathe it in.

Seth Racc
Seth Racc 8 months

Thought the most famous black hole was Jessie Smullet.

Marx Maissi
Marx Maissi 8 months

Cbc be like: the most famous black hole... bitch its the only black hole we have a picture of

Bubbles
Bubbles 8 months

I heard a kid from Covington, KY assaulted this guy with a MAGA hat.

Nuclear Jellyfish
Nuclear Jellyfish 8 months

it's racist to call it a black hole now so it'll be called a Non Honky Gash instead

David Giarratana
David Giarratana 8 months

Sure, whatever. Call it what you want.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 8 months

Just rolls off the tongue...

Stefan
Stefan 8 months

what is it with naming cosmic stuff in hawaian? nothing against the language (kemehameha ftw) - just wondering

Luke Duke
Luke Duke 8 months

Oh man!

Nuclear Jellyfish
Nuclear Jellyfish 8 months

most boring picture of SPACE I'VE EVER SEEN

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