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  NASA - Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle
Orion orbits the moon with disc-shaped solar arrays tracking the sun to generate electricity.
Orion is scheduled to fly its first missions to the space station by 2014 and carry out its first sortie to the moon by 2020.
Orion will dock with the lunar module in Earth orbit, and the Earth departure stage will propel both on their journey to the moon.
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/constellation/orion/index.html   (720 words)

 Orion - Crystalinks
Orion as a constellation is the head of a constellation family, located in the equatorial region of the sky and belongs certainly to the most famous constellations.
Bellatrix, is the third brightest star in the constellation Orion and the twenty-seventh brightest star in the nighttime sky.
In pre-Christian Scandinavia, the "Orion's belt" portion of the constellation was known as Frigg's Distaff (Friggerock) or Freyja's distaff.
www.crystalinks.com /orion.html   (2455 words)

 Orion Constellation
Orion is a wonderfully distinctive arrangement of stars that brighten the night sky from December to April.
In Orion's shoulder is Betelgeuse (BET el jooze or sometimes called BEETLE juice), one of the rare supergiants and is close to 600 million miles across (1,000 million km).
The Great Nebula (M 42), also called the Orion Nebula, is a wonderful star nursery that is visible to the naked eye under a dark sky.
donnayoung.org /science/stars/orion.htm   (377 words)

 Constellation Orion
Orion was the son of Poseidon, the god of the seas.
Orion boasted that so great was his might and skill as a hunter that he could kill all the animals on the face of the Earth.
Orion and the scorpion were given honored places in the sky, but they were placed at opposite ends of the great sky dome so that they would never engage in battle again.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/orion.html   (477 words)

Orion is the master of the winter skies.
Generally speaking, Orion was known as the "dweller of the mountain", and was famous for his prowess both as a hunter and as a lover.
The constellation's main feature is of course the three stars which form the "belt" across the middle of Orion: from west to east Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak.
www.dibonsmith.com /ori_con.htm   (1356 words)

Constellation borrows a lot from those games where the author felt they were doing the right thing, and tries to innovate in parts that the author did not like as much.
Constellation has less resource-management than those games (and less micromanagement!) and is more focused on tactical combat.
Constellation is written by one man and does not have any flashy graphics or sounds.
groups.msn.com /Constellation   (394 words)

 eSky: Orion
A key feature of Orion's constellation is his Belt of three bright stars that form a nearly straight line across its central parts.
In addition to its better known stellar features, Orion also contains a bow-shaped array of less prominent stars to the west of the constellation's main body, which are said to represent the hunter's cape or shield.
In the direction of the constellation of Orion is the dense heart of this galactic arm, and so this part of the sky is filled with nebulous regions.
www.glyphweb.com /esky/constellations/orion.html   (645 words)

 Orion (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orion (IPA: /ə(ʊ)ˈrʌɪən/), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky.
In Australia, the belt and sword of Orion are sometimes called the Saucepan, because the stars of Orion's belt and sword resemble this cow as seen from the southern hemisphere.
Orion (Metallica song) is the title of a instrumental piece by the ledgendary heavy metal band Metallica, which appeared on their 1983 album Master of Puppets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orion_(constellation)   (2089 words)

Orion is best seen during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
Orion, the Hunter, is by far the most famous seasonal constellation.
One of Orion's legs is represented by the intensely bright star called Rigel, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
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 SPACE.com -- The Splendor of Orion: A Star Factory Unveiled
This new Hubble image of the Orion Nebula shows dense pillars of gas and dust that may be the homes of fledgling stars, and hot, young, massive stars that have emerged from their cocoons and are shaping the nebula with powerful ultraviolet light.
O'Dell used Hubble to map Orion's stellar winds with unprecedented detail; he discovered that the shockwaves can have different shapes, depending on whether the dust and gas clouds were moving or stationary when the winds passed through.
The Orion Nebula and the Trapezium within are of special interest to astronomers because it is believed that our own Sun was born in such an environment.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/060111_orion_news.html   (1218 words)

 Pyramids at Giza and the Constellation of Orion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Constellation of Orion is a constellation in the eastern part of the sky.
When the Constellation of Orion was in the eastern part of the sky it dominated the sky.
While the story of the Constellation of Orion became a myth to be told for years to come.
www.up140.jacksn.k12.il.us /Egypt99/Shaw/GizaOri.htm   (655 words)

 Orion Constellation
Orion is a wonderfully distinctive arrangement of stars that brighten the night sky from December to April.
In Orion's shoulder is Betelgeuse (BET el jooze or sometimes called BEETLE juice), one of the rare supergiants and is close to 600 million miles across (1,000 million km).
The Great Nebula (M 42), also called the Orion Nebula, is a wonderful star nursery that is visible to the naked eye under a dark sky.
www.donnayoung.org /science/stars/orion.htm   (406 words)

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This weekend we move on to the constellation Orion the Hunter.
Orion was the son of the god Neptune and the nymph Euryale.
Orion is the nebula capital of the universe.
www.utahskies.org /deepsky/constellations/orion.html   (1325 words)

Orion's head is marked by the trio of stars at the top of the picture just left of center, the brightest of which is Meissa.
The the red glow in the middle of Orion's Sword is the Orion Nebula, which is lit by Theta-1 Ori.
Orion's upraised club, topped by Chi-1 and Chi-2 Ori, rises off the picture at upper left; the two "Chi-stars" are visible on the images of both Gemini and Taurus.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~kaler/sow/orion-p.html   (301 words)

 NASA sets Orion 13 for Moon Return - NASA SpaceFlight.com
Orion 8, also scheduled for May 2015, and Orion 9, in July 2015, are both 30-day unmanned cargo flights to the ISS.
Orion 12 will thus be the first human lunar mission since 1972 and will also the first in-space test of the LIDS docking system.
Orion 12-LSAM 2 will be a major milestone for the demonstration of the autonomous capabilities of the Constellation spacecraft, as such a complex series of maneuvers as descent, landing, ascent, and rendezvous with a manned vehicle have never been performed autonomously by one spacecraft.
www.nasaspaceflight.com /content/?cid=4859   (1407 words)

 Constellation Orion
A constellation, which is the head of a constellation family, located in the equatorial region of the sky and belongs certainly to the most famous constellations.
From his belt there hangs a well defined dagger (known as "Sword of Orion"), which is known for one of the most famous nebulas in the sky: The Large Orion Nebula (M42).
Orion lies close enough to the Milky Way to be interesting enough to be swept even with low-power telescopes or binoculars.
www.maa.mhn.de /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/orion.html   (927 words)

 Hunting season - the constellation Orion - Night Watchman - Column Discover - Find Articles
The constellation Orion is more than merely lovely and obvious; it's like a navigational buoy floating in the middle of the sky, pointing the way to the nearest spiral arm of our galaxy.
Orion's belt, that most famous article of cosmic clothing, sits smack on the celestial equator, meaning it lies directly over Earth's equator.
Orion's belt, straddling the equator like some celestial bridge, is visible the world over.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1511/is_n2_v15/ai_14991055   (645 words)

Ursa Major, the constellation of Orion is one of the most recognizable patterns of stars in the northern sky.
According to Greek mythology, Orion was in love with Merope, one of the Seven Sisters who form the Pleiades, but Merope would have nothing to do with him.
The central "star" of the sword is actually not a star at all, but the Great Orion Nebula, one of the regions most studied by astronomers in the whole sky.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/constellations/Orion.html   (303 words)

Ancient Myths, Orion is named after the hunter who was in love with Merope, one of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades.
Orion is also Osiris in ancient Egyptian traditions, and Sirius (a binary star with possibly a third companion) is often linked with Isis (Osiris’ wife) as Sirius A, Osiris as Sirius B, and Sirius C (if it exists) with the Dark Goddess.
An important aspect of the Orion constellation, astronomically, is that many of the stars in the constellation are further from other stars in the constellation than they are from Earth.
www.halexandria.org /dward107.htm   (808 words)

 The Orion Cloud and Association
In the direction of the constellation Orion, approximately centered on the Great Orion Nebula M42 and M43, there drifts a giant cloud of interstellar gas and dust within the Milky Way galaxy.
These young stars make up the so-called Orion OB1 Association; OB because the most massive, most luminous, and simultaneously hottest of these stars belong to spectral types O and B. Because they are so luminous, they use up their nuclear fuel quickly and have only a short time to live.
The stars of the Orion Nebula, M42 and M43, form a subset of this group, and are sometimes separately counted as subgroup 1d, the very youngest stars of the Orion OB1 association.
www.seds.org /messier/more/oricloud.html   (693 words)

 The Orion Mystery
In their book The Orion Mystery (1994), authors Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert made popular the idea that the pyramids of Giza, and other pyramids to the north and south, are laid out in a plan to reproduce the pattern of the stars in the constellation Orion.
Thus, regardless of the relative locations of the first two pyramids at Giza, it is possible that Menkaure alone conceived the idea to position his pyramid to set the pattern, if this was indeed the case.
It may well be that the similarity between the layout of the Giza pyramids and the arrangement of the stars in the belt of Orion was intentional.
www.catchpenny.org /orion.html   (659 words)

 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Orion
The story behind the name: The pattern in the constellation Orion was recognized as a human figure by many ancient cultures.
The Greek myths of Orion's death and subsequent placement in the sky may also be connected to legends from other ancient cultures.
This story may be related to the Hittite legend of Anat, the battle-goddess who falls in love with a hunter but accidentally causes his death when he refuses to give her his bow.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/orion.html   (503 words)

 Orion as a Guide
This is the "Belt of Orion" and it marks the center of the constellation.
After you have found Orion, you are ready to use it as a guide to the rest of the winter constellations.
Orion is at the center of the winter constellation so it makes a great tour guide to the other constellations.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/guide/ori-guide.html   (651 words)

 Constellation Orion - Digital Images of the Sky
Observers located at the terrestrial equator can see the constellation marching through the zenith; the belt stars are at a declination of about 0 degrees.
Orion's position is also close to the galactic equator, you already can see dense star fields in the upper left corner.
Orion offers a wealth of interesting and famous objects like the great Orion Nebula M 42/43 and the Horsehead Nebula (at IC 434).
www.allthesky.com /constellations/orion/main.html   (175 words)

 Osiris and Orion
That the nature of the connection between Osiris and Orion is not as straightforward as it at first appears was intimated by Alexander Badawy in his academic paper, 'The Stellar Destiny of Pharaoh and the So-Called Air-Shafts of Cheop's Pyramid' [MIO 10, 1964, 189-206].
In the Pyramid Texts, the term conventionally rendered as 'Orion' is the word S3h, written in the singular with the 'star' determinative and the s3h hieroglyphic sign meaning 'toe', or 'toes'.
Now when Orion rises in the east, the brilliant Rigel leads the way, and indeed may be said to navigate because it marks the place on the horizon where Sirius rises about 100 minutes later.
www.legon.demon.co.uk /osirion.htm   (618 words)

 Let's Find Orion, a Winter Constellation
Orion (oh-Rye-un) is a very bright and easy to recognize winter constellation.
Take a look at the graphic of Orion and you will see that it is easy to imagine that Orion represents the figure of a man, especially compared to other constellations that seem to have no likeness at all to the figures they are said to represent.
Since Orion is a winter constellation, you will have plenty of opportunities to find him.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/amateur_astronomy_for_kids/113315   (607 words)

Since Orion's belt of three bright stars lies upon the celestial equator, Orion is visible from every inhabited part of the globe.
Orion the hunter appropriately faces the red eye of Taurus.
Orion's right shoulder is Betelgeuse, a red giant that is one of the largest of stars in the sky.
homepage.mac.com /kvmagruder/bcp/aster/constellations/Ori.htm   (916 words)

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