Kōrero: Night sky

Meteors in Orion

Meteors in Orion

Meteors are particles of space matter that burn up and produce streaks of light as they enter earth’s atmosphere. These two meteors were photographed near the constellation of Orion, whose three central stars are just below the meteors. Rigel is the bright white star above the meteor’s tail, and Betelgeuse is the orange star at the bottom of the photograph. The fuzzy red star to the right of the streak is the Orion Nebula, the birthplace of new stars.

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University of Canterbury

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John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Night sky - Earth’s near neighbours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7899/meteors-in-orion (accessed 16 July 2024)

He kōrero nā John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006