Scorpio 2021 🦂 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. 🏀
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