The late great former front-man for the band Queen is now up in space.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports: 

Freddie Mercury the flamboyant late lead singer of Queen is being on what would have been his birthday. Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter's orbit has been named after the band's late front-man.

May says the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre has designated an asteroid discovered in 1991, the year of Mercury's death, as "Asteroid 17473 FreddieMercury."

May, who also has a doctorate in Astrophysics says the newly named asteroid is "just a dot of light, but it's a very special dot of light."

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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