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


Orion, the Hunter

Orion, the Hunter May 25, 2010

Radio Programs

More Rigel Clearing space around a giant star December 22, 2014

Rigel The hunter’s complicated foot December 21, 2014

Orion Rising Jumbo stars climb into view November 21, 2013

Winter Milky Way III Getting armed for a trip through the galaxy February 16, 2012

Featured Images

Rigel, the brightest star of Orion

Stellar Stunner December 22, 2014

Orion, Jupiter, and other sights in late November

Orion Rising November 26, 2012

IC 2118, the Witch Head Nebula

Witch Head Nebula November 26, 2010