Orion Spur
The Orion Arm is a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy some 3,500 light-years (1,100 parsecs) across and approximately 10,000 light-years (3,100 parsecs) in length. The Solar System and therefore the Earth lie within the Orion Arm. It is also referred to by its full name, the Orion–Cygnus Arm, as well as Local Arm, Orion Bridge, Local Spur and Orion Spur.
The Orion Arm is named for the Orion constellation, which is one of the most prominent constellations of Northern Hemisphere winter (Southern Hemisphere summer). Some of the brightest stars and most famous celestial objects of this constellation (Betelgeuse, Rigel, the stars of Orion's Belt, the Orion Nebula) are located within the Orion Arm, as shown on the interactive map below.
The Orion Arm is located between the Carina–Sagittarius Arm (toward the Galactic Center) and the Perseus Arm (toward the outside Universe), the latter one of the two major arms of the Milky Way. Long thought to be a minor structure, a "spur" between the two longer adjacent arms Perseus and Carina-Sagittarius, evidence was presented in mid 2013 that it might be in fact a branch of the Perseus Arm, or possibly an independent arm segment itself.
Within the Orion Arm, our Solar System and Earth are located close to the inner rim in the Local Bubble, about halfway along the Orion Arm's length, approximately 8,000 parsecs (26,000 light-years) from the Galactic Center.

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Orion Arm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Orion Arm is a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy some 3,500 light- years (1,100 parsecs) across and approximately 10,000 light-years (3,100 ...
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Orion Arm - Halo Nation - Wikia.com
The Orion Arm is a spiral escalation of a minor spiral arm in the Milky Way galaxy; it is...
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Which spiral arm of the Milky Way contains our sun? | Space ...
Jan 6, 2013 ... Our local spiral arm is sometimes Orion Arm, or sometimes the Orion Spur. It's between the Sagittarius and Perseus Arms of the Milky Way.
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Basic plan of the Milky Way | Galaxy Map
I've blogged about some problems with the Hurt illustration, including details in the Orion Spur and outer galaxy. Fortunately there are other illustrations available  ...
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Orion's Arm - Encyclopedia Galactica - Orion Arm, Orion Spur
Dec 17, 2001 ... The spiral arm or, more accurately, spur of our galaxy in which is found the Inner Sphere, Middle Regions and much of the Outer Volumes of the ...
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3D Galaxy Map
It contains an overview map of the Milky Way Galaxy, as seen from above and a map of the Orion Arm (where our Sun is located) showing its major structures.
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The Universe within 5000 Light Years - The Orion Arm
The Sun is located in the Orion Arm - a fairly minor arm compared with the Sagittarius Arm, which is located closer to the galactic centre. The map shows several ...
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What are the benefits of living in Orion's Spur? - andrew savage
Earth currently resides on a bridge of stars and planets, Orion's Spur, that connects to all the arms of the galaxy, the Milky Way (Galactus). How likely is it that ...
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Orion Spur | The Spiral Arm Where The Humans Live
Jun 25, 2013 ... Sinners Revolt Rupert Neethling. They hated us for fighting back. Unforgivable, that. Gays, albinos and shunned wives should be easy prey.
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Orion Spur Map - Cartographers' Guild
I am still working on creating a nice star map. I was quite happy with the galactic map I created some time ago ...
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NASA Funds University Smallsats to Spur Innovation - NASA Watch
Aug 12, 2013 ... "NASA has selected 13 university teams for collaborative projects to develop and demonstrate new technologies and capabilities and spur ...
Orion Spur | In the Dark
Jul 21, 2009 ... I was finishing off the draft of a paper the other day and remembered a little paper I did some time ago with a former PhD student of mine, ...
NASA - NASA'S Spitzer Sees Milky Way's Blooming Countryside
Jun 5, 2013 ... Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Wisconsin › Full ... of the way out from the Milky Way's center, in the Orion Spur, an offshoot of the ...
Now You Know | Orion Spur
http://gizmodo.com/5803262/how-power-corrupts Excerpt: Consider a recent experiment led by Adam Galinsky, a psychologist at Northwestern University.
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The neighboring stars in our Orion Spur of the Milky Way make the next ... Perhaps a young University of Arizona astronomy student will help answer these  ...
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The neighboring stars in our Orion Spur of the Milky Way make the next brightest and farthest individual objects we can observe with visitors at the Flanrau dome.
Orion Arm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Orion Arm is a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy some 3,500 light- years (1,100 parsecs) across and approximately 10,000 light-years (3,100 ...
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The American Alpine Journal 2003: The World's Most ...
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John Harlin, 3rd, 2003
Geoff Hornby, Alpine Climbing Group The northeast side of Mt. Logan with the Orion Spur rising directly above the tent and the Independence Ridge on the righthand side of the photo. Both the West and the True summits are hidden by ...
Knack Night Sky: Decoding the Solar System, from ...
Knack Night Sky: Decoding the Solar System, from ...
Nicholas Nigro, 2010
oRion aRM Our solar system resides in a minor It is a common question, one that intrigues amateur astronomers and fledgling stargazers peering into outer space: Where do we reside in our parent galaxy?The short answer is within the Milky ...
The Spur - Loki's Rock
The Spur - Loki's Rock
Mark Ellis, 2012
A master of combining speculative science with blazing action, the writer of Doc Savage, Cryptozoica and the creator of the best-selling Outlanders series, Mark (James Axler) Ellis returns with a high-impact, fast-paced thriller that introduces an ensemble cast of adventurers ready to face whatever dangers the forgotten planet of Loki can throw at ...
Orion Arm: The Rampart Worlds:
Orion Arm: The Rampart Worlds:
Julian May, 2010
Worse yet, there's an unknown traitor in Helmut's own family who is quite willing to murder. Only one thing's clear: Helmut will emerge either triumphant . . . or dead. From the Paperback edition.
Opening Moves (The Tears of Orion) (Volume 1)
Opening Moves (The Tears of Orion) (Volume 1)
James Traynor, 2013
Opening Moves is an intense, thought provoking, exciting, and at times, tear jerking read. I would highly recommend this book.-- Fantascize.com
An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology
An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology
Mark H. Jones, Robert J. Lambourne, 2004
The Sun is located in the Orion Spur. pair-creation The physical process in which, given sufficient energy, a particle and its antiparticle can spontaneously form. This is the opposite process to annihilation. parallax The quantity that describes ...
Universe
Universe
Martin Rees, 2012
From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space. With informat...
The Guide to the Galaxy
The Guide to the Galaxy
Nigel Henbest, 1994
In terms of scientific nomenclature, the scorpion has lost this particular battle, because astronomers refer to this region as either the Local Arm or the Orion Arm . In fact, astronomers could have named our own arm after virtually any ...
From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System
From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System
John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton, 2013
"[T]here is much solid information to be gleaned from careful reading."--Publishers Weekly"This is not your average tour of our solar system. Using clear, relatively jargon-free language, Chambers and Mitton provide a comprehensive examination of our current understanding of its formation, which should readily appeal to the general r...
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Ralph's Rants: Your Daily Ralph Book review of 'The Spur-Loki's Rock, By Mark Ellis
  This was a strange book for me, as I usually am not a fan of space westerns. Like I know its supposed to be sacrilege , but I don't like 'Firefly' very much at all.
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Orion Arm
The Orion Arm is a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy some 3,500 light-years (1,100 parsecs) across and approximately 10,000 light-years (3,100 parsecs)
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Orion Spur - Zoomed Map
Alright. Here's the - very basic - first WIP of a "zoomed in" 200x200 light-years "sector" from my Orion Spur map. Scale is 1mm=1
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Will Malcolm Thomas Be Spurs' Latest NBA D-League Revelation? - Ridiculous Upside
While they compete for an NBA championship, the Spurs constantly have an eye on the future. With that in mind, will recent signing Malcolm Thomas be the team's latest D-League revelation?
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Orion Spur - Science Fiction Universe Map
Hi All, it's been a while since I posted a map as "complete", but I just finished something that I worked on - on and off - for about three
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Orion Spur Map
I am still working on creating a nice star map. I was quite happy with the galactic map I created some time ago ( http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh.
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Which spiral arm of the Milky Way contains our sun? | Space | EarthSky
Many know our Milky Way is a spiral galaxy. But where within this vast spiral structure do our sun and Earth reside?
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Orion Rising | EcoBlog
February 14, 2013Earth ScienceAstronomy, OrionJoanne Garton.
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Sinners Revolt | Orion Spur
Sinners Revolt Rupert Neethling They hated us for fighting back. Unforgivable, that. Gays, albinos and shunned wives should be easy prey. Lying down quietly and taking it was the least we could do, for our sin of existing. It was summer, scant water, sand everywhere. Laughter and slaughter. The world. They did not want us…
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