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Starman: NASA name comet after David Bowie




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NASA have named a comet after the sensational and celestial Starman himself, David Bowie.

The legendary musician was just 69 when he passed away early on Monday morning, quickly prompting tributes from around the world. It was only right that NASA named a comet after the legendary Ziggy Stardust himself.

342843 Davidbowie’ was discovered in December 2008 in Calar Alto, Spain.

The NASA website gives a sober description of the man behind the comet, stating:

David Bowie (David Robert Jones, b. 1947) is a British musician, singer, producer and actor. He started his career in the 1960s and became widely known in the early 1970s. One of the most influential artists, he has released more than 25 albums and has stared (sic) in several movies like “Labyrinth” and “Prestige”.

At least it’s true now that there really is a Starman waiting in the sky.

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