27 April 2023
The second motif in Luxembourg’s Asteroid Day series illustrates the ‘Discovery’ theme
Luxembourg POST Philately is using the three stamps, issued at the rate of one each year, to raise awareness of the issue of asteriods. Near-Earth asteroids could threaten the existence of Earth, and in 2014, when the worldwide Asteroid Day initiative was launched, only 1% of the one million or so near-Earth astronomical bodies had been discovered.
The new €1 stamp has been designed by Iranain artist and multidiscipinary designer Reza Kianpour, who lives in Luxembourg. The three stamps in the series are on the themes of Defence, Discovery and Driven resources.
Issue date May 2023