When Jessica Dempsey, deputy director of the James Clerk Maxwell telescope in Maunakea, Hawaii, wanted to help last year, calling the upgrade to a deep space system, she turned to Uncle Larry. as Larry Kimura, a Hawaiian professor and Hawaiian professor at Hawaii University, listened to her, described the system as something designed to help detect cold dark things in the universe and light that was imperceptible to the human eye.
on the spot, he came up with a proposal for "namakanui," calling it after the great fish that swim in Hawaiian waters at night.
Six months later, the profusion of Professor Kimura would have attracted much more attention, as officials attributed him to the first black hole
The word comes from Kumulipo, the centuries-old Hawaiian creativity scans 2 102 lines, and it means "decorated beztelnye dark creation." from "pō", which means a powerful, incomprehensible and continuous creation, and "wehi", honorable worthy, who will wear the crown, Professor Kimura said in an interview on the night of the day.
"Pōwehi, as he is so powerful, because he gives real truths about the image of the black hole that we see," Dr. Dempsey said in a video hosted by the university.
Larry Kimura, Associate Professor Hawaiian language and study at the University of Hawaii. Credit Hawaiian University in Hilo
He said that he considers the attention that he receives as a "great event. He said that it would contribute to preserving the Hawaiian native language, which was threatened with extinction.