Some Queen fans have launched an effort to convince the United Nations to officially change the name of the planet Mercury to ‘Planet Freddie Mercury.’

A petition was launched last month to honour “the greatest frontman of all time, someone who has never been properly recognised for his positive inspiration of multiple generations, other worldly voice, electrifying stage presence, and most importantly the ability via the universal power of music to unite people!”

Clearly their passion is an understatement.

At the time of publish, just over 1900 petitioners had signed their support.

“…to have the planet Mercury renamed as the planet Freddie Mercury would be out of this world. No pun intended,” wrote one.

“Missed and forever loved. Gone now almost 30 years. He is part of the cosmos,” wrote another.

“I mean… it’s probably never going to happen but go Planet Freddie Mercury!”


The planet Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and the closest one to the Sun.

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