The Scorpion's Heart

(Astron.) the star Antares in the constellation Scorpio.

See also: Scorpion

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The brightest star in Scorpius, easily spotted even through light-polluted city skies or moonlight, is 1st-magnitude Antares marking the Scorpion's heart. "Antares" is Greek for "rival of Mars"--for, like Mars, Antares glows with a rich orange hue.
One of these is the Scorpion's heart star: Antares, a lst-magnitude supergiant that shines distinctly orange-red.
Two prominent globular clusters near the Scorpion's heart (M4 near Antares) and head (M80), and two huge and bright open clusters near the Sting (M6 and M7).
The Scorpion's heart is orange-red Antares, one of the two most strongly colored bright stars in the sky (the other is orange-red Betelgeuse in winter).
The tail hook is easy to spot, and the red dot at the junction of the two large claws was said to be the scorpion's heart. If it's not Antares, it's a worthy rival.
The brightest star in Scorpius, easily spotted even through light-polluted city skies or moonlight, is 1st-magnitude Antares, marking the Scorpion's heart. "Antares" is Greek for "rival of Mars"--for, like Mars, the star glows with a rich orange hue.
The rest of Scorpius undulates like an S through the bright red star Antares (the Scorpion's heart) and ends at its head to the west.