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Belt of Orion

Belt of Orion

This six-panel mosaic shows the three stars in the center of the constellation Orion the Hunter. From left to right, they are Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. Alnitak and Mintaka are 1,200 light-years away while Alnilam lies some 2,000 light-years distant.

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