According to a report by Digital Tends, at a memorial service on Friday the remains of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking were laid to rest at England’s Westminster Abbey. His ashes were reportedly interred in the Scientists’ Corner between the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. At the same time, a recorded message from the cosmologist was also being broadcast by the European Space Agency into the nearest black hole. Hawking, a lifelong atheist who pioneered much of the research into black holes, passed away in March at the age of 76. Digital Trends reports that the ESA confirmed that a composition by Greek composer Vangelis featuring Hawking’s words was beamed to 1A 0620-00, the nearest black hole to Earth.

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