Awarding celestial body named Mercury announced on the day that the musician would have turned 70 years old
The wax figure of Freddie Mercury in Madame museum Tussauds in Berlin
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Moscow. 5 September. INTERFAX.RU – One of the asteroids in the main asteroid belt (the region of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter) was the name of a British musician, band leader of Queen Freddie Mercury
As reported on the website Queen, asteroid, discovered in the year. musician’s death, will now be called Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury. The decision on awarding the heavenly body named Mercury made in connection with the outstanding merit of the musicians.
On Monday, fans of rock musician celebrate the 70th anniversary of Mercury’s birth, who was born on September 5, 1946 and died November 24, 1991 in aged 45 years.
Naming Mercury asteroid registered Minor planet Center, working under the auspices of the International astronomical Union.