Asteroid Named After Rock Star

An asteroid between Mars and Jupiter has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark his 70th birthday.

Regarded as one of the greatest rock singers of all time, Mercury was the lead singer of the 1970s rock group Queen. He died in 1991.

The rock, previously called asteroid 17473, shall henceforth be known as “Freddiemercury”, the International Astronomical Union stated.