Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka (Picture of the Day)

Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka (3 bright bluish stars)
The 3 bright bluish stars from east to west (right to left). These are three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much massive than our Sun. They are about 1,500 years away from Earth. Other things in this image are dark Horsehead Nebula, the Flame Nebula and the Orion Nebula.

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1 comment:

  1. i am wondering how old is Alnilam the star in the middle of the string of pearls

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