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David Bowie Has Been Honored With Ziggy Stardust-Inspired Constellation

by Ethan First   Jan 17, 2016 22:43 PM EST

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The mourning of David Bowie, along with celebrations of his life and career, has been widespread and meaningful. Tributes have emerged from everywhere imaginable: Bruce Springsteen, British Airways, Paul McCartney, and Madonna.

In perhaps one of the most creative and significant memorials, Belgian radio station Studio Brussels and the MIRA Public Observatory have named a constructed constellation in honor of Bowie. The constellation comprises seven stars, which appear to create the outline of a lightning bolt -- the trademark of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust period.

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 bolt and was recorded at the exact time of his death."

In an unrelated tribute, Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band played a tribute show for Bowie during a parade in New Orleans.

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