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David Bowie now has his own star constellation

A fitting tribute.

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DAVID BOWIE NOW has his own constellation in a fitting tribute to the recently deceased iconic artist.

The constellation was registered as part of the Stardust For Bowie project and its constituent stars make up the shape of Bowie’s lightening bolt.

The constellation is made up of seven stars, each of which bear a relation to the title of some of Bowie’s albums, according to Phillippe Mollet of the MIRA Observatory.

The observatory is behind the idea along with radio station Studio Brussel.

“It was not easy to determine the appropriate stars,” Mollet said in a statement.

Studio Brussels asked us to give Bowie a unique place in the galaxy. Referring to his various albums, we chose seven stars—Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAA 204 132, and the Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis—in the vicinity of Mars. The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death.

Bowie appeared with a lightening bolt painted on his face on the cover of his 1973 album Aladdin Sane.

Space was a frequent inspiration for songs throughout Bowie’s career and the Stardust For Bowie project also encourages uses to use Google Sky to click on the constellation and add their favourite Bowie song.

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Bowie died from cancer earlier this month on 10 January.

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