Orion

Recent Supernovae Produced Giant Cavities in the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a well-known feature in the night sky and is visible in small backyard telescopes. Orion is…

2 months ago

We’ve Now Seen Planet-Forming Disks Around Hundreds of Young Stars. What Do They Tell Us?

Is our Solar System comparable to other solar systems? What do other systems look like? We know from exoplanet studies…

3 months ago

New Images of Artemis in the VAB; Rollout for SLS Launch Rehearsal Test Now Scheduled for March 17

Every journey begins with a single step, and the first step of NASA’s return to the Moon begins with a…

6 months ago

A New Image Reveals Orion’s Flame Nebula in Infrared

The ESO has released some stunning new images of Orion's Flame Nebula. They're from a few years ago but are…

7 months ago

A New Study Says That Betelgeuse Won’t Be Exploding Any Time Soon

I have stood under Orion The Hunter on clear evenings willing its star Betelgeuse to explode. “C'mon, blow up!” In…

1 year ago

A Mysterious Burst of Gravitational Waves Came From a Region Near Betelgeuse. But There’s Probably No Connection

Gravitational waves are caused by calamitous events in the Universe. Neutron stars that finally merge after circling each other for…

3 years ago

Orion Capsule Passes Key Launch Abort Test. Next Stop: The Moon!

NASA recently conducted their second test of the Orion's Abort Launch System (ALS), bringing them one step closer to returning…

3 years ago

Newborn Stars in the Orion Nebula Prevent Other Stars from Forming

The Orion Nebula is one of the most observed and photographed objects in the night sky. At a distance of…

4 years ago

Construction on the Orion Capsule is Done. Next it’ll be Sent to Florida for Final Assembly

The Orion space capsule that will send astronauts on a flyby of the Moon just arrived at the Kennedy Space…

4 years ago

NASA Simulates Their Orion Abort System. Now That Would be a Crazy Ride

A team of research scientists recently conducted a series of simulations to see how the Orion Launch Abort System would…

4 years ago