The International Astronomical Union has named an asteroid in honor of Cocteau Twins lead singer Elizabeth Fraser. The band’s label, 4AD, shared the news on social media that, “after 10 years of research, the International Astronomical Union have named the asteroid 2013 TF19, ‘Fraser,’ after Elizabeth Fraser.”
The “Fraser” asteroid was first discovered on August 31, 2013 by M. Kusiak and M. Żołnowski at Tincana. It does not pose a threat to humanity and will not collide with Earth for millions of years. It can only be viewed using an advance telescope, imaging from which is available via NASA’s website.
Last year, Elizabeth Fraser’s project with her partner Damon Reece, Sun’s Signature, released its self-titled debut EP.
Yesterday, after 10 years of research, the International Astronomical Union have named the asteroid 2013 TF19, “Fraser”, after Elizabeth Fraser.
— 4AD (@4AD_Official) September 28, 2023