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    Nile Rodgers gets asteroid named after him for his 70th birthday

    Nile Rodgers has had an asteroid named after him to mark the occasion of his 70th birthday.

    As Rolling Stone reports, Rodgers’ friend Simon Lowery, who works at the European Southern Observatory and is affiliated with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), arranged for the naming to happen, and it was revealed during a dinner celebrating the artist’s birthday earlier this month.

    The Nilerodgers (191911) asteroid is said to be shaped like a potato, and is located around 300 million miles away from Earth. It just under six years for the asteroid to complete one full orbit. In the unlikely event that it would fall out of orbit, Lowery told Rolling Stone, it “would destroy Earth basically”.

    The asteroid was first…

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