Orions head in the Orion constellation is represented by the star Lamdba Orionis. When viewed in infrared light, NASAs Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, reveals a giant nebula around Lambda Orionis, inflating Orions head to huge proportions.
April 14th, 2011
At approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda Galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor. The entire galaxy spans 260,000 light-years across - a distance so large, it took 10 GALEX images stitched together to produce this view of the galaxy next door.
February 21st, 2008