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Asteroid Named After Queen Frontman Freddie Mercury on 70th Birthday

	Legendary singer, late Freddie Mercury now has an asteroid named after him. 

This image was posted on Twitter by Queen

Legendary singer, late Freddie Mercury now has an asteroid named after him. To mark the Queen singer's 70th birthday, the International Astronomical Union has named an asteroid - "17473 Freddiemercury." 

In a video uploaded to the band's YouTube page, Queen guitarist Brian May revealed the name honouring the famous frontman.

"Where's Freddie's asteroid? Well, it's out in the main asteroid belt, beyond the orbit of Mars and inside the orbit of Jupiter. It's about three and a half kilometers across. It has an albido of point three, which means it only reflects about a third of the light shone onto it, so it's a very dark object." 

"From the Earth it shines at the 14th magnitude which means you have to have a pretty decent telescope to see it. It's just a dot of light but it's a very special dot of light," Brian said. 

He also showed the certificate dedicating the asteroid to his late bandmate. 

To honour Freddie on his birthday, a Blue Plaque was put outside his first UK home.

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