Scorpius, Mars and Antares

Scorpius, Mars and Antares

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Credit: LUIS ARGERICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Scorpius, Mars and Antares. At lower right, the planet Mars (also known as Ares) is close to the star Antares, so-named as the rival of Mars (Antares means Mars' Enemy). At upper left is the constellation of Scorpius, with the 'tail' and 'sting' entering the Milky Way's band of stars and nebulae. Photographed in October from San Antonio de Areco, Argentina.

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Keywords: 12 october 2012, 2012, antares, areco, argentina, argentinian, astronomical, astronomy, astrophotography, constellation, dust clouds, galactic band, galactic region, latin america, mars, nebulae, night sky, october, optical, planet, planetary science, rival of mars, san antonio de areco, scorpius, silhouette, silhouetted, sky, skyline, south america, south american, southern hemisphere, space, star, stars, trees, visible

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