The new David Bowie Constellation His Legacy Will Love oN Among The Stars
Belgian radio station Studio Brussel and the MIRA public observatory have jointly registered a constellation in honor of the musician, for whom outer space was often the subject of his music, but also seemed as though he was a real life version of his character from the film The Man Who Fell To Earth.
The seven stars that form Bowie’s iconic lightning bolt image from the Aladdin Sane album cover were spotted near—where else?—Mars.
According to DDB Brussels, the seven stars in the constellation—Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAA 204 132, and the Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis—were near Mars at the time of Bowie’s death, and positioned in the shape of a lightning bolt. (If you use your imagination, that is.)
The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death.
The new constellation also kicks off the Stardust for Bowie project, a tribute that encourages fans to use Google Sky for adding their favorite Bowie songs and a short message to a digital version of the star-cluster.
Is there life on Mars? We still don’t know just yet. But for David Bowie, at least, there’s an afterlife there.