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Distance to Orion
We see the constellation of Orion as just a 2D projection on the night sky, and it is easy to imagine that all the stars are at the same distance from us. But, as this schematic shows, this is not true. The closest star, Bellatrix, is around 240 ligh...
Keywords: Orion, star, nebula, diagram, Earth
Proplyds in Orion
Here you see a pair of protoplanetary discs ('propyds' for short) forming inside the vast star factory known as the Orion Nebula. The Hubble Space Telescope actually photographed these objects, which will one day become stars and, perhaps, planetary ...
Keywords: Orion, protoplanetary, disc, formation
Blue Giant Star
This classic space art example was commissioned for one of my recent books,
Keywords: blue giant, star, landscape, exoplanet
Journey to the Milky Way
In this animation, we initially view our Milky Way galaxy as just one of many others. We then zoom in at an impossible speed, approaching the majestic spiral from an oblique angle. The location of the Solar System is betrayed by the yellow dot toward...
Keywords: galaxy, Milky Way, barred spiral, animation