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Black hole named 'Powehi' by Hawaii university professor

 

April 12, 2019



HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment.

University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday.

The world's first image of a black hole revealed Wednesday was created using data from eight radio telescopes around the world.

Powehi means "the adorned fathomless dark creation" or "embellished dark source of unending creation" comes from the Kumulipo, an 18th century Hawaiian creation chant. Po is a prof...



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