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Orion Rising

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Saturday, June 28, 2014/Categories: photography, art and design

The Greeks named the three stars oriented like beads as Orion's Belt. The constellation of The Hunter is one of the most recognizable in the night sky.

An uncommon view with Orion and his sword rising on the horizon is seen through the Earth's atmosphere. The stars comprising the belt---Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintake---run right to left and Orion's Sword , home to the Orion Nebula, hangs from his belt. The Dog Star, Sirius, is on the right. The stars are seen from below the space station.


Orion's Belt and Sword with the Dog Star, Sirius  (credit: NASA)

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