Scorpio - a constellation of bright stars and unexpected discoveries

Scorpio - Constellation thing wrong from the point of view of the zodiacal circle.According to final approval in 1935, the boundaries of the constellations, it accounts for only a small piece of the ecliptic November 23-29, after which the sun goes into the constellation Ophiuchus, the zodiacal not think so.Because of this, in the astrological community constantly debate the truth or falsity of horoscopes associated with Scorpio.However, in this article we will focus on knowledge gained by those who patronize uranium.

total digression

in the sky are not so many constellations, really similar to the object represented by them.Heavenly Scorpio actually resembles terrestrial arthropods.No accident that the Aztecs quite apart from the Greeks called it the same name.Very interesting is the fact that the constellation Scorpius in the sky at its relatively small size is very bright: more than a dozen stars in it brighter 3m.If you look at it where there is no light, "could" (in the countryside), perfectly clear that if Scorpio is bathed in the Milky Way, plunging his "tail" in one of the richest areas of the sleeves of our galaxy.

most interesting objects

Antares .The brightest star in the constellation Scorpio, is a host of the most notable stars in Earth's sky.Red supergiant star, very similar to Mars and its color and brightness (0,86m).It is a visual binary star, with a blood-red glow bluish-white Antares seems green.

Beta Scorpion (Akrab) .This star is like a doll.Initially, it was assumed that this classic double light.However, careful studies have shown that the system Akrab a minimum of five stars, orbiting its companion.It is expected that the five-time - not the limit.

Scorpio X-1 .The most powerful source of radiation in X-rays, second only to the sun.In its place it was discovered hot blue variable V818 Scorpio.Suspect a binary system with a neutron star.

GRO J1655-40 .Double Star, a component of which is not visible from Earth.Nevertheless, it was found that literally devours invisible gas, "strapped" with visible stars.Perhaps Scorpio - Constellation, which has "its own" black hole.

1RXS J160929.1-210524 .Orange dwarf sun conceding only 15 wt%.In 2008, this star was discovered a planet with 8.4 Jupiter masses, which for the first time in the history of astronomy was imaged with the aid of a telescope.

Gliese 667C .This is already quite well-studied by astronomers Star in 2013, he has presented them a surprise (in general, Scorpio - Constellation surprises.) Already discovered three planets such as "super-Earths", and are they at a distance from the sun, which allows the presence on the surface of water in a liquid state.Now scientists are looking for the anticipated fourth.

It should be added that it is in the constellation Scorpius in 134 BC.e.outstanding astronomer of antiquity, Hipparchus observed the birth of a new star.This event prompted him to begin compiling his famous star catalog, the first in Europe.

Scorpio - a constellation, not the underdog and other astronomical objects.On its territory are five star clusters: two ball and three scattered.