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Orion, the Hunter

A large, well-known constellation visible high in winter’s south-southeastern sky.


Orion, the Hunter

Orion, the Hunter May 25, 2010

Radio Programs

Stellar Enemies Separating a pair of mortal enemies March 9, 2019

Orion Veil A type of stellar birth control March 2, 2019

Bad Homes Two stars that are bad homes for life February 1, 2019

Cursa A footstool for the hunter January 13, 2019

X-Ray Astronomy V Blowing bubbles around the hunter January 11, 2019

Orionid Meteors A weekend meteor shower October 19, 2018

Good Night, Orion Saying good night to the hunter April 30, 2018

Subatomic Astronomy Going small to study the universe January 31, 2018

Orion Rising The return of the hunter December 10, 2017

Long Eclipse? Looking for a distant eclipse September 6, 2017

Last Glance A last good look at the hunter April 23, 2017

Making Elements III Heavy stars make heavy elements March 8, 2017

Neutron Stars Crushing the core of a mighty star February 20, 2017

Bellatrix A truly “bewitching” star November 26, 2016

Horsehead Nebula Destroying a dark horsehead February 13, 2016

Orion Nebula Looking into a cradle of young stars December 2, 2015

Orion Arm A short “arm” of the Milky Way February 17, 2015

Winter Milky Way Looking toward the galaxy’s outskirts February 16, 2015

Seeing Red Seeing red from a dying star February 6, 2015

Orion’s Head Heading for the top of the hunter January 17, 2015

Trapezium Lighting up a galactic trapeze January 16, 2015

Featured Images


Bad Homes January 31, 2019

Orion Nebula and the star system Iota Orionis

Mismatched Twins March 23, 2018

Composite view of the Orion Nebula

Future Stars March 8, 2018

Lupus 3 star forming region

Light and Dark February 8, 2018

Orion's Belt

Shiny Belt January 6, 2018

Infrared view of the Orion Nebula

Brilliant Nursery July 12, 2016

The Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms

Arming the Milky Way February 18, 2015

Diagram of Orion, the hunter

Orion's Belt February 16, 2014

Close-up Hubble Space Telescope view of the Orion Nebula

Beautiful Birthplace January 23, 2014

Infrared view of Betelgeuse

Messy Star April 12, 2013

Visible- and infrared-light views of Orion

Double Vision January 25, 2013

Star forming region in Orion

Hiding Places January 23, 2013

Orion, Jupiter, and other sights in late November

Orion Rising November 26, 2012

Newborn stars in the Orion Nebula

Bright Babies March 1, 2012

Orion, the hunter, including his faint shield

Shielding the Hunter February 17, 2012

Plumes of gas spew into space from the roiling surface of Betelgeuse, the bright

Stellar Timebomb December 1, 2011

M78, a reflection nebula in Orion

Beautiful Reflection February 21, 2011

The Horsehead Nebula

Galloping Nebula January 8, 2011

IC 2118, the Witch Head Nebula

Witch Head Nebula November 26, 2010