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ABSTRACT: We present the first experimental observation of dynamic field-free orientation of a heteronuclear molecule (CO) induced by intense two color (800 and 400 nm) femtosecond laser pulses. We have used the two color pulse as pump to orient the molecules and a more intense 800 nm pulse as probe to measure the angular distributions. In addition to dynamic alignment seen in time dependence of , we observe clear orientation in traces, which revives with the rotational period and can be reversed by changing the relative phase of the two colors. We studied the dependence of degree of orientation on the pump pulse intensity, and compared the results with theoretical calculations. Yes Yes