Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Astronomy Pic of the Day | Belt of Orion

Pic here.

Alnitak,Alnilam,Mintaka,Orion Belt,Teardrop nebula

Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (left to right) along the diagonal in this gorgeous cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away...


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