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Dr. Matt Taylor, the Dude Who Put a Probe on the Comet, is a Cannibal Corpse Fan

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Dr Matt Taylor Cannibal Corpse ShirtUnless you’ve been living under a space rock for the past couple of days, you’ve already heard about the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander, a.k.a. “the probe scientists landed on a comet.” Calling it “an incredible achievement” would be an understatement.

So strike a victory for metal fans fighting the stereotype that all headbangers are idiots: Dr. Matt Taylor, a forty-year-old British scientist who is one of the leaders of the Rosetta mission, is a Cannibal Corpse fan! The screen cap at the top of this post, which shows Taylor proudly rocking a Butchered at Birth shirt, was taken from the below video of Taylor getting a tattoo to commemorate the mission:

The resulting tat is really rad, too:matt taylor rosetta tattooSo that’s awesome. Maybe for his next project, he can produce the first death metal show on the moon or something. I mean, they’ve already played Anthrax on Mars!

And on that note, this seems like a good time for…

[via The Daily Mail; thanks to Mick for the tip!]

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