A young blue supergiant star 800 light-years away that marks the right foot of the constellation Orion, the hunter.


Orion, the Hunter Orion is one of the most beautiful of all...

Radio Programs

Orion Rising Jumbo stars climb into view Friday, November 22, 2013
Winter Milky Way III Getting armed for a trip through the galaxy Friday, February 17, 2012
Orion's Giants Big stars with spectacular fates Thursday, December 23, 2010
Rigel A star with a bright but short future Monday, August 16, 2010
Rigel Getting away from a brilliant star Thursday, February 11, 2010

Featured Images

Orion, Jupiter, and other sights in late November
Orion Rising Monday, November 26, 2012
IC 2118, the Witch Head Nebula
Witch Head Nebula Friday, November 26, 2010


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