The Belgian radio station Studio Brussel and the MIRA Public Observatory named a constellation to honor the legacy of the late David Bowie.
The formation is the shape of the famous lighting bolt from the cover of ‘Aladdin Sane’. While it’s not an official constellation recognized by the International Astronomical Union, it’s still a fitting tribute to the icon that gave us “Space Oddity”, “Starman” and “Life on Mars”.
“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,” stated Philippe Mollet of the popular Belgian observatory.
You can also head over to Stardust for Bowie, an interactive sky map created by the two organizations. By clicking on a star, you can tag your favorite Bowie song and share a message. Check it out here!