Antares Star

By: Deja Herelle

    The Antares star orange/reddish color. Another name for this star would also be Alpha Scorpii. According to solarsystemquick.com, due to this color Ancient Greeks associated the star with planet Mars. As far as distance goes, the Antares star is 550 light years away from Earth. It's the brightest star in the constellation of Scorpio. The temperature of the Antares star is approximately 3,000 degrees Celsius (5,400 degrees Fahrenheit). This about as half as hot as the sun.

More characteristics about this star would be that this star is about 12 million years old and 60,000 times more luminous than the sun. Stars like Antares burn their fuel very quickly which causes it to only stick around for a few million years. The diameter of this star is 735 million miles long. The Antares star is not visible in the night sky and must be viewed through a telescope.

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