Tuesday, January 19, 2016

David Bowie: A Constellation of 7 Stars

It's official:
A new constellation - as of January, 2016 - found at Stardust for Bowie.
(click to enlarge)

Scientists have registered a constellation shaped like a lightning bolt in honour of David Bowie and his out-of-this-world talent...

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.”

(Hat-tip to Chis Savia at the Daily Grail.)


Note about that lightening bolt: Hmmm... but where have we seen that symbol on this blog recently?

Remember that wonderful "benign" robot in this post? I don't know that Johnny Rodriguez (aka KMNDZ) had Bowie in mind when he created this soulful robot, but he may have.

Then again, I'm wondering what was reverberating in J. K. Rowling's mind, when she first envisioned Harry Potter's mystical scar?

"Yes, Yes, but you see...it is necessary to start with your scar. For it became apparent, shortly after you rejoined the magical world, that I was correct, and that your scar was giving you warnings when Voldemort was close to you, or else feeling powerful emotion. And this ability of yours...to detect Voldemort's presence, even when he is disguised, and to know what he is feeling when his emotions are roused...has become more and more pronounced since Voldemort returned to his own body and his full powers..."
- Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter

Interestingly, for those of us intrigued by the use of symbols, the lightening bolt represents the "loss of ignorance".

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