[ an-tair-eez, -tar- ]
/ ænˈtɛər iz, -ˈtær- /

noun Astronomy.

a red supergiant star of the first magnitude in the constellation Scorpius. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ænˈtɛəriːz) /


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

from Greek Antarēs, literally: simulating Mars (in colour), from anti- + Arēs Mars
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