It goes without saying that SOPHIE was a groundbreaking artist who redefined boundaries and defied the preconceived limits of creation in a way that felt almost out-of-this world. And with this in mind, fans have now banded together to honor SOPHIE's incredible legacy following the musician's sudden death last week.
According to reports, a new petition is calling upon scientists to rename planet TOI 1338 b after SOPHIE in a fitting tribute to the sonic pioneer's substantial impact on both the LGBTQIA+ community and music as a whole. Because as petition author Christian Arroyo explained, recent images of TOI 1338 b — which was discovered by 17-year-old NASA intern Wolf Cukier in 2019 — also bear a striking resemblance to the album art for SOPHIE's 2018 masterpiece Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides.
"Her messages, actions, and music left a lasting impression on many LGBTQIA+ individuals. She always pushed a message of individuality and expressing your true self that resonated throughout everything she did," Arroyo wrote before going on to add, "[SOPHIE's] fans would love to pay homage by having her name be remembered in this way and for her influence to continue to flourish for years to come."