It’s been a week since David Bowie died but he’ll be in our hearts and thoughts forever. Legends are meant to be immortal. Recently a Belgian radio station Studio Brussels and MIRA Public Observatory have proved it and named a constellation after David Bowie. Now while gazing into the starry sky you can find a constellation that shines in the shape of Bowie’s iconic red and blue lightning bolt. The constellation is formed of seven stars and sits in close vicinity to Mars.
Though it wasn’t an easy task to find the right place for the legendary rock singer in the heavens, Belgian scientists managed to do it. Philippe Mollet from MIRA said: “it was not easy to determine the appropriate stars. 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.” He also added: “The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death.”
The discovery of this constellation is actually a part of the Stardust for Bowie (http://stardustforbowie.be/) tribute project by means of which every fan can help to immortalize David Bowie in the galaxy.