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The Belt of Orion

Explore the lore, science, and observing challenges of this stellar trio.
RELATED TOPICS: ORION
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W  hat’s your first star memory? You probably observed the three luminaries of Orion’s Belt before anything else. Most kids notice it even before the Big Dipper or, in places Down Under, the Southern Cross. There’s nothing else like it in the heavens. Moreover, unlike other eye-catching constellations, Orion lies on the celestial equator. It alone stands visible throughout the world.

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