SPAIN’S most stellar literary figure, Miguel de Cervantes, could soon see his name up in lights as a real star in the firmament.
The Don Quixote author has won a worldwide vote to have µ Arae, a heavenly body 49 light years from earth, named after him.
Cervantes won with 38,503 votes – 69% of the total – in a campaign backed by the Society of Spanish Astronomers, Pamplona Planetarium and the Cervantes Institute.
The Estrella Cervantes campaign also proposes to name the four planets revolving around the star after leading characters from the famous novel – Quixote, Sancho, Dulcinea and Rocinante.
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