There have been many musical tributes paid to David Bowie over the past week, but this one is certainly something that you don't hear everyday.

Belgian astronomers have announced that they are to name a lightning bolt-shaped constellation - which apes his 'Aladdin Sane' make-up and pays homage to his many space-themed references throughout his career - after the star.

The MIRA Public Observatory and radio station Studio Brussel both collaborated to find the constellation, but it wasn't easy for them to find stars in the correct alignment.

Phillipe Mollet of the MIRA Public Observatory said: "it was not easy to determine the appropriate stars. Studio Brussels asked us to give Bowie a unique place in the galaxy.

“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 and was recorded at the exact time of his death.”

You can see the constellation, via, below: