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TalesoftheAntaresRangers © 2011
A new Science Fiction Young Adult ebook series for all ages.
A universe 350 years in our future.  A tale spanning 1,000 years.  Five teens, lost in space on a living starship. (Antares.)
See what's inside the Sampson K. Perry.
Veiled in thick nebula, the red supergiant star, Antares, is over ten times farther out into uncharted space than any other colonial world at approximately 520 to 550 light years. When forced to flee from the attacking Wasatti fleet, the teens aboard the Sampson K. Perry are pulled to a random location after completion of their hyperspace jump. As far as Peter can tell, they might have out-jumped near this gigantic star. But where home might be located is anyone's guess ....
Antares facts

R.A.: 16h 29m 24s
Dec.: -26 degrees 26 minutes
Spectral type: M1.5Iab
Luminosity: 65,000 (compared to Sol)
Distance from Sol: Uncertain (520-550 LY)
Antares is a red supergiant star. It is so massive that most of Earth's solar system would fit inside. Red supergiants are short-lived stars, burning their internal fuel supply rapidly. It would be nearly impossible to find a planet that could host human-type life in a system such as provided by Antares.