Freddie Mercury Receives Namesake Asteroid

Freddie Mercury Receives Namesake Asteroid On His 70th Birthday, Happy Birthday Freddie!

To mark what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday,Queen guitarist and actual astrophysicist Brian May announced that an asteroid orbiting around Mars and Jupiter has been named after the singer.It’s in the main Asteroid Belt, out between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, and is about 3 and a half km across.

Freddie Mercury, of the pop band Queen, performing on stage during the Live Aid concert.