Journey to Orion

Science Animations Video • August 14th, 2006 • ssc2006-16v1

This movie begins with a visible view of the famous Orion constellation. Superimposed on the area near Orion's sword is a visible-light picture taken by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, headquartered in Tucson, Ariz. The movie then zooms into an infrared view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and ends by panning across the Spitzer image.

Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)