What are Scorpius?

  • (noun): A large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius.
    Synonyms: Scorpio


Scorpius, sometimes known as Scorpio, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for scorpion, and its symbol is (Unicode ♏). It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way.

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Scorpius X-1
... Scorpius X-1 is an X-ray source located roughly 9000 light years away in the constellation Scorpius ... Scorpius X-1 was the first extrasolar X-ray source discovered, and, aside from the Sun, it is the strongest source of X-rays in the sky ...
Scorpius X-1 - Characteristics
... Scorpius X-1 shows regular variations of up to 1 magnitude in its intensity, with a period of around 18.9 hours ... Scorpius X-1 itself is a neutron star whose intense gravity draws material off this companion into an accretion disk, where it ultimately falls onto the surface, releasing a tremendous amount of energy ... As this stellar material accelerates in Scorpius X-1's gravitational field, X-rays are emitted ...
List Of Farscape Characters - Main Characters - Scorpius
... Scorpius, played by Wayne Pygram, is the half-Sebacean, half-Scarran Peacekeeper, and the primary antagonist of the series, relentlessly pursuing John Crichton for the secrets of wormhole ... Scorpius first appeared in "Nerve" and made his last appearance in "The Peacekeeper Wars Part 2" ... Being half Scarran, Scorpius' body produces an extreme amount of body heat, particularly when angry ...
Chi Lupi
... system is a proper motion member of the Upper Scorpius sub-group in the Scorpius-Centaurus OB association, the nearest such co-moving association of massive stars to the Sun ... The Upper Scorpius subgroup contains thousands of stars with an average age of 11 million years old at with mean distances of 145 parsecs (470 light years) ...