Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser has had an asteroid named after her by the Worldwide Astronomical Union.

Their label, 4AD, introduced the naming of the asteroid on their official social media pages on Thursday (September 28). “Yesterday, after 10 years of analysis, the Worldwide Astronomical Union have named the asteroid 2013 TF19, ‘Fraser’, after Elizabeth Fraser,” learn the caption posted to the label’s Instagram.

It continued: “It doesn’t pose a risk to humankind and won’t collide with Earth for thousands and thousands of years. It could possibly solely be considered utilizing an advance telescope however fortunately is on the market to see on @nasa’s web site.”

They added that the asteroid was found on August 31, 2013 by M. Kusiak, M. Żołnowski at Tincana.

4AD additionally shared a diagram of Fraser’s location within the sky. Take a look at the publish beneath.

Yesterday, after 10 years of analysis, the Worldwide Astronomical Union have named the asteroid 2013 TF19, “Fraser”, after Elizabeth Fraser.

Be taught extra concerning the astroid on @nasa’s web site.

— 4AD (@4AD_Official) September 28, 2023

Followers rapidly took to the remark part to share their pleasure over the asteroid. One consumer wrote, “Sensible. She is actually a celestial entity,” whereas one other commented, “I don’t consider I’ve ever heard of something extra acceptable in my life.”

The Cocteau Twins had been based in Grangemouth, Scotland in 1979 by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie and later accomplished by Fraser who was relationship Guthrie on the time. The turned recognized for his or her distinctive ethereal sound.

Following Heegie’s departure in 1983, the band spent a quick time as a duo earlier than being joined by Simon Raymonde. Fraser’s voice attracted consideration as a result of its celestial sound. The band would go on to affect the likes of Prince, Annie Lennox, Slowdive, Lush, My Bloody Valentine and extra.

They signed to 4AD in 1982 and went on to launch six albums together with the traditional LP ‘Heaven Or Las Vegas’. NME beforehand named ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ the twenty eighth finest album of 1990.

Elsewhere, Fraser and her associate, Damon Reece (Large Assault, Echo & The Bunnymen), fashioned a brand new venture named Solar’s Signature and launched a self-titled debut EP final 12 months. They lately launched ‘Solar’s Signature (Prolonged)’.

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