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Belt of Orion. The three bright blue stars, diagonally from the upper left, are Mintaka, Alnilam and Alnitak. Near Alnitak you can also pick out the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula. (Credit & copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo) Mona Evans, "Orion the Hunter" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19756.asp

Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka, otherwise known as the Belt of Orion. Also pictured are the Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. The famous Orion Nebula itself is off the right edge of this colorful star field.

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Trapezium cluster in the Orion Nebula, from the Hubble Space Telescope.   Left: optical spectrum image taken with Hubble's WFPC2 camera, with stars shrouded in glowing gas and dust.  Right, infrared image taken with Hubble's NICMOS, revealing a swarm of stars and brown dwarfs.

The brown dwarfs are too dim to be seen in a visible-light image taken by the Hubble telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera This view also doesn't show the assemblage of infant stars seen in the near-infrared image.

Orion

Three Stars of the Orion Constellation, called the belt. Orion represents Osiris, the Egyptian fertility god. These three starts are found in many symbolism of Freemasonry, Kabbalah, and other occult religions.

Orion

The Great Nebula in Orion - The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier or NGC is a diffuse nebula located just below Orion’s Belt. is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky on a clear night.

Messier 43 - seen as the middle "star" in the sword of Orion

Outer part of the Orion Nebula’s little brother, Messier This nebula, which is sometimes referred to as De Mairan’s Nebula after its discoverer, is separated from the famous Orion Nebula (Messier by only a dark lane of dust.

Orion nebula - Messier 42 etc

Orion nebula - Messier 42 etc

Sloths are nuts.

SLOTHS are not exactly renowned for their energetic lifestyles, but the three-toed version of the animal takes lethargy to a whole new level.

This is a slender loris. It's also cool, but it's not a tarsier. Together with lemurs, galagos, and tarsiers, these primitive primates are grouped together as the (non-monophyletic) prosimians.

typhlonectes: “ Gray slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus nordicus) from Northern Sri Lanka photograph by Dr.

Lappland, Northern Sweden.

Lappland, Northern Sweden.

Largest tract of remaining tropical forest on Earth.

Largest tract of remaining tropical forest on Earth.