Story: Night sky

Scorpius

Scorpius

Scorpius is a prominent constellation, located high in the sky during the southern hemisphere winter. It forms a long S-shape in a dense region of the Milky Way. Its brightest star is Antares, a conspicuous red star that is the scorpion’s heart.

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John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Night sky - Seasonal stars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7920/scorpius (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006