Sco-Cen association

Sco-Cen association

[′skō ′sen ə‚sō·sē‚ā·shən]
(astronomy)
An association of very young stars within the Gould belt whose brightest member is Antares.
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The hot bluish white stars, of spectral class O or B, that shine in tonight's sky are the most luminous examples of this Sco-Cen association.
Other astronomers have determined that previous supernovas within the Sco-Cen association carved out the Local Bubble, a low-density cavity of interstellar gas that extends about 150 light-years around the sun (SN: 4/20/96, p.
A study by Maiz-Apellaniz indicates that the Sco-Cen association has had 20 supernova explosions over the past 11 million years.