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Godmother of Rock ‘N Roll - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) and her Gibson Les Paul SG - Up Above My Head (I hear music in the air)

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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (abbreviated as 67P or 67P/C-G) is a Jupiter-family comet, originally from the Kuiper belt, with a current orbital period of 6.45 years, a rotation period of approximately 12.4 hours and a maximum velocity of 135,000 km/h (38 km/s; 84,000 mph) Churyumov–Gerasimenko is approximately 4.3 by 4.1 km (2.7 by 2.5 mi) at its longest and widest dimensions. It was first observed on photographic plates in 1969 by Soviet astronomers Klim Ivanovych Churyumov and Svetlana Ivanovna Gerasimenko, after whom it is named. It came to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 13 August 2015.

67P and the Rosetta Mission

Churyumov–Gerasimenko was the destination of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, launched on 2 March 2004. Rosetta rendezvoused with Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 6 August 2014 and entered orbit on 10 September 2014. Rosetta’s lander, Philae, landed on the comet’s surface on 12 November 2014, becoming the first spacecraft to land on a comet nucleus. On 30 September 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft ended its mission by landing on the comet in its Ma'at regio.

Image credit: ESA, Rosetta (2di7 & titanio44Giuseppe ConzoJustin CowartCanale 25 News)

Read more at: Wikipedia 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for the class of 2018 Thursday morning, presenting a group of first-time nominees that might make up the institution’s most sonically diverse list in years. Find the full list of nominees here.

Kate Bush, Radiohead, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Photos: Evening Standard/Getty Images, Danny Clinch, Chris Ware/Getty Images