David Bowie Has Been Given His Own Constellation

The starman has been honoured by astronomers


Last monday, with the news that beloved pop phenomenon David Bowie had died, the world went into mourning. 

Fans paid tribute all over the world, both on social media and on the streets, with many flocking to his birthplace, Brixton, to leave flowers and light candles in tribute. 

But for all the candles and flowers, we can think of no homage more fitting than the most recent news that renowned scientists have bequeathed the starman an actual constellation. 


David Bowie has now been immortalised in the sky, in the form of a glowing lightning bolt.  


Consisting of seven stars, the constellation appropriately sits in the vicinity of Mars, a nod from the Belgian astronomers to his hit 'Life on Mars' and his iconic Aladdin Sane lightening bolt cover. 

In a statement, Philippe Mollet from the MIRA Observatory explained, 'Studio Brussels asked us to give Bowie a unique place in the galaxy.'

'The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death.” 

Fans can also add their favorite Bowie songs with a short note to a virtual version of the constellation over on stardustforbowie.be

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