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'Starman' David Bowie gets his own constellation

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Ground Control to Major Tom: We have a new constellation.

Iconic singer David Bowie, who died Jan. 10 of cancer, will live on in the night sky, thanks to a new constellation registered in his honor.

Belgian radio station Studio Brussels teamed up with the MIRA Public Observatory to register the constellation, which comprises seven stars in the shape of Bowie's famous lightning bolt.

In a statement, MIRA said finding a group of stars in the right shape was difficult work.

"It was not easy to determine the appropriate stars," Philippe Mollet said. "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. "

The 'Stardust for Bowie' project also includes a website where fans can include their own tribute to David Bowie. For more information, go to www.stardustforbowie.be.

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