Pleiades


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(Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades

a star cluster in the constellation Taurus

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Several peoples around the world have used the seasonal motions of the Pleiades to mark the start of a new year (Ceci 1978; Levi-Strauss 1983; Wonderley 2009; Winkler 1970).
The Pleiades constellation, operated by Astrium Services, is comprised of two identical satellites working together to provide a daily revisit capability that becomes extremely valuable in times of disaster.
Taurus the Bull has its own bright orange star, Aldebaran, and not far off is the beautiful star cluster the Pleiades, also called the Seven Sisters.
Just above and to the right is the Pleiades cluster also known as the seven sisters, this open cluster looks very much like a mini version of the plough to the naked eye and is very easy to spot.
The simulation ran on the Pleiades supercomputer at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.
Though the Pleiades star cluster sparkles clearly in the night sky, astronomers still don't really know how far away it is.
Taurus the bull and the bright Pleiades star cluster are seen in the clear area to the upper right.
Pelham has been writing novels and short stories all of his life and has been featured in literary magazines including Stellanova, Pleiades, No Idea, and Black Petals
The service contracts give Pleiades a significant percentage of third-party business.
She, however, has no trouble expressing hers for another boy: "In the presence of her female friends, those glamorous co-conspirators, Pleiades removed a photo of Benmarouf from her bra and ate it.
Messier Cards,'' named after French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817), were developed using his space object catalogue as a reference, and photos of the Andromeda Galaxy, the Pleiades and other astronomical bodies taken at a local science facility and descriptions about them are printed on the cards.
The night will also feature a piece called Pleiades composed by Simone Spagnolo, one of the prizewinners of the Philip Bates' Prize for young composers.
Le Gall said the candidates are now the French governmentOs Pleiades high-resolution optical Earth imaging satellite and two demonstration models of EuropeOs Galileo navigation and timing program.
He said ' 6+ fish' could mean ' aru- miin ', the Tamil term for the constellation Pleiades.
The new aircraft is named Makali'i, otherwise known as the Seven Sisters or Pleiades.