Antares: Star & Facts


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Antares is a red giant. Which of the following are properties of red giant stars?

I. Red giants are very hot stars.

II. Red giants are very old stars.

III. Red giants have burned up almost all of their hydrogen and helium.

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1. To which constellation does Antares belong?

2. Which of the following stars is the largest red giant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the characteristics of Antares, and how does it compare to other objects in the universe? These are topics you will need to be familiar with in order to answer the practice questions found in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify the properties of red giants
  • The name of the constellation to which Antares belongs
  • The largest red giant seen in our night sky
  • What space Antares would occupy if it was in our solar system
  • What type of system Antares is part of and the name of its companion star

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding what Antares is and what it is made up of
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of light years to explain the brightness of stars located far outside our solar system
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as red giant and binary system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the size and brightness of Antares

Additional Learning

To learn more about this celestial object, review the accompanying lesson called Antares: Star, Facts & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what Antares is
  • Define red giant
  • Illustrate Antares' place in the constellation Scorpio
  • Compare Antares to other red giants
  • Discuss how red giants reach the end of their life cycle