Tribute to David Bowie, His Own Lightning Bolt Constellation

After his death early last week, the late David Bowie has been formally honored by the American Observatory MIRA and Belgian radio station, Studio Brussel. In the shape of the notable Ziggy Stardust lightning bolt à la Aladdin Sane, MIRA employees chose seven stars at the request of Studio Brussel.

Philippe Mollet, MIRA employee spoke on behalf of the observatory’s selection process:

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.

It’s that kind of attention to detail that shows the invaluable impact David Bowie had on all things during his time on Earth. The constellation has been digitalized on Google Sky where fans can listen to a stream of his music and leave lyrics in tribute to be immortalized with the rest of the Internet.

[Image: The Verge]

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