A cluster of more than 100 stars; the brightest form the V-shaped "face" of Taurus, the bull. It is the nearest major cluster to Earth, at a distance of about 150 light-years.

Radio Programs

Moon and Taurus Families of stars flank the Moon Saturday, September 13, 2014
Escaped Star A star that escaped from its nest Friday, November 29, 2013
Planetary Debris Rocky evidence of planetary systems Monday, March 11, 2013
Moon and Taurus The Moon and two stellar families Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Moon and Hyades Staring into the face of the bull Thursday, January 5, 2012
Ages of Stars Counting stellar birthday candles Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Featured Images

The Moon and Hyades, night of January 5, 2012
Staring at the Bull Thursday, January 5, 2012


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