As a homage to David Bowie, who sadly passed away last week aged 69, astronomers have given the icon his own constellation. It consists of seven stars that make up the shape of a lightning bolt, reminiscent of the makeup he wore for the cover photo of his sixth studio album Aladdin Sane.
The constellation was registered by Belgian radio station Studio Brussel and the MIRA public observatory. "It was not easy to determine the appropriate stars," said Philippe Mollet from the MIRA Observatory in a statement. "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."