Scorpio 2021 πŸ¦‚ Giant

Of all the constellations, Scorpius the scorpion wins the prize of Looking-Most-Like-The-Thing-You-Are-Named-After. Kinda. Its brightest star is Antares, a red supergiant that’s the 15th brightest star in the night sky. It's really big - if the Sun was a small coin on a basketball court, Antares would be almost the court's width. Last night we saw it for the first time through our telescope. Nice. πŸ€

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2. Johnson D. Meet Antares: The star that is not Mars. Sky & Telescope. Available at: (Last updated: September 2020; accessed: November 2021).

3. 25 brightest stars in the night sky. NASA Science. Available at: (Last updated: June 2019; accessed: November 2021).

4. Scorpius constellation. The Nine Planets. Available at: (Last updated: August 2020; accessed: November 2021).

Here's Antares - the best ever image we have of a star outside our Solar System πŸ’₯

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