There have been numerous David Bowie tributes making headlines over the past week since his passing, including a street in Austin that was converted into "David Bowie St." and Arcade Fire's memorial parade in New Orleans that was a huge celebration. With the "Starman" still in everyone's thoughts, the most fitting tribute has recently taken place.
David Bowie's fascination with the stars and the universe is well documented, even going as far as referring to himself as a space traveling rock star on his album Ziggy Stardust. Now he will be immortalized in the most appropriate way possible, with his very own constellation.
Studio Brussels and MIRA Observatory got together to map out David Bowie's place among the stars. Philippe Mollet of MIRA had this to say regarding how they came up withe the new tribute.
"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. "
Find out more about the constellation here.
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[via: DDB Brussels]