Daily cosmobite: Mars and Antares

Mars is in conjunction with the star Antares on Sunday at 06:00am AEST. Watch Mars over the weekend as it approaches and passes close by Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius. The two are linked in name also – Antares is translated as “like Mars” or “rival of Mars” although the former seems to be preferred these days. Ares is the Greek name for the God of War and both appear blood-red to the eye.

Photograph of Mars, courtesy of NASA

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