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Orion constellation Featured Orion's Belt Print

Orion constellation

Orion constellation. Orion, the hunter, is one of the best known constellations in the sky. Orion's belt is formed of three bright stars in a row, from left to right, Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka (Zeta, Epsilon and Delta Orionis respectively). At upper left is the red supergiant Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis) while at lower right is the white supergiant Rigel (Beta Orionis). Below the belt is the sword of Orion, which contains the Orion nebula (M42), which is visible as a pink patch. Two bright stars in neighbouring constellations are also seen: at bottom left is Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) in Canis Major, and at upper right is Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) in Taurus

© Eckhard Slawik/Science Photo Library

Comet Lovejoy in the winter sky Featured Orion's Belt Print

Comet Lovejoy in the winter sky

January 18, 2015 - Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) at upper right near the Pleiades, with its long blue ion tail stretching back to the left past the Pleiades. This wide-angle shot takes in a wide sweep from Orion at bottom left up to Auriga and Perseus at top. At centre is Taurus and the Taurus Dark Clouds of interstellar dust. Some high haze drifiting through added natural star glows but also some sky gradient tints

© Alan Dyer/Stocktrek Images

Artists concept of an exoplanet known as UCF-1.01, orbiting a star called GJ 436 Featured Orion's Belt Print

Artists concept of an exoplanet known as UCF-1.01, orbiting a star called GJ 436

Artist's concept of an exoplanet known as UCF-1.01, orbiting a star called GJ 436, which is located a mere 33 light-years away. Although probably rocky in composition like Earth, UCF-1.01 orbits scorchingly close to its star, so in all likelihood this planet lacks an atmosphere and might even have a molten surface, as shown in this artist's impression.
Because of GJ 436's proximity to our solar system, the star field around it shares many of our culture's famous cosmic landmarks. To the far left, the constellation of Orion gleams, though in a distorted shape compared to our vantage point on Earth. The red giant Betelgeuse (Orion's right shoulder) and blue Rigel (Orion's left foot) stand out, as well as the three belt stars. From GJ 436's perspective, however, the stars do not align as they do in our sky. The Pleiades star cluster is located to the upper left of UCF-1.01

© Stocktrek Images