Freddie Mercury Was A Star, But Now He's Memorialized As An Asteroid, As WellBy Danielle Dieterich | September 5, 2016
Astrophysicist Brian May, who also played guitar in Queen, has the coolest resume imaginable. That made him uniquely suited for the Sept. 5 announcement that his old friend and bandmate Freddie Mercury is getting an asteroid named after him.
Happy Birthday Freddie ! They already named a planet after you, but this little ROCK is a bonus ! ha ha. Bri https://t.co/HqvsHtyc9E— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) September 4, 2016
The announcement came on what would have been Mercury's 70th birthday. And the asteroid in question was discovered in 1991, the year Mercury died. It seems like a fitting tribute to the man who said, "I always knew I was a star. And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me."
He was a star, but it's pretty cool he'll get to share his name with an asteroid, too.