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The three stars that form the Orion’s Belt, surrounded by reflection and emission nebulae. Alnilam is the star in the exact center of the image. Mintaka is visible in the upper right corner, Alnitak, in the lower-left corner. Near Alnitak, you can observe the famous Flame and Horsehead nebulae [image: Aladin Sky Atlas]

Alnilam, the Brightest Gem in the Orion’s Belt

Life and times of the blue supergiant that occupies the central position in one of the most famous and recognizable asterisms of the sky

During the winter months, the constellation Orion, seen from the northern hemisphere of the planet, offers a magnificent spectacle, able to fascinate even…




Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrobiology, Space Exploration, Science Fiction, Technology

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Michele Diodati

Michele Diodati

Science writer with a lifelong passion for astronomy and comparisons between different scales of magnitude.

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