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our solar system, the sun, arcturus, antares, the milky way and the universe. How does the size of earth stack up.

Antares

Antares is a supergiant star with a stellar classification of It has a radius of approximately 883 times that of the Sun; if it were placed in the center of our solar system, its outer surface would lie between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. image from April

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Rho Ophiuchus Nebula Complex  This amazing complex of nebulosity revealed on long exposure color photographs is one of the most beautiful areas of the entire night sky.

Rho Ophiuchus Nebula Complex It contains dark nebulae where lanes of obscuring dust hide background stars, blue reflection nebulae where the dust is illuminated by nearby stars and red emission nebulae where the hot hydrogen gas itself is glowing.

Antares is Heart of the Scorpion / Scorpius is one of the few constellations that looks like its namesake.  The bright red star Antares marks the Scorpion's Heart.  Notice also the two stars at the tip of the Scorpion's Tail.  They are known as The Stinger.

Antares is Heart of the Scorpion / Scorpius is one of the few constellations that looks like its namesake. The bright red star Antares marks the Scorpion's Heart. They are known as The Stinger.

Rho Ophiuchi is at the center of the blue nebula on the lower left. Antares, a red supergiant, lights up the yellow-red clouds. The distant globular cluster M4 is just upper left of center. Star clouds more colorful than humans can see, emitting light across the electromagnetic spectrum. Fine dust illuminated from the front by starlight appears blue. Gaseous clouds whose atoms are excited by ultraviolet starlight appear reddish. Backlit dust clouds block starlight and appear dark. (NASA…

Rho Ophiuchi is at the center of the blue nebula on the lower left. Antares, a…

Incredible Photos of America's Space Shuttle Program - My Modern Metropolis

Incredible Photos of America's Space Shuttle Program

? The Wizard nebula

The Wizard Nebula ~ NGC 7380 is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel…

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