EXAMPLES | noun . Astronomy a red supergiant star of the first magnitude in the constellation Scorpius.
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The star ι Libræ is about 20° northwest of
Antares in the Scorpion.
The Swiftwing ships out tonight, Bartol—for
Antares and beyond.
When you get to the
Antares we'll give each of the boys a full shot of kwil. Antares is probably a binary, although its binary character has not yet been established. Antares and Aldebaran are by some authorities considered to be cooling suns. British Dictionary definitions for antares noun the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius. It is a variable binary star whose main component, a red supergiant, is associated with a fainter green component. Visual magnitude: 1.2 (red), 6.8 (green); spectral type: M1.5Ib (red); distance: 600 light years Word Origin for Antares
Antarēs, literally: simulating Mars (in colour), from anti- + Arēs Mars
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Word Origin and History for antares
bright star in Scorpio, from Greek
Antares, from anti Ares "rival of Mars," in reference to its red color, which resembles that of Mars. See anti- + Ares.
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