Orion Over Snowy Ireland
The three bright stars in Orion’s belt stand in a nearly vertical line above the snow covered road at the bottom. Photographer Brendan Alexander
Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (left to right). Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun.
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