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Pleiades Cluster, M45

A star cluster in the constellation Taurus about 440 light-years away, also known as the seven sisters.

Radio Programs

Pleiades The odds of making a star cluster November 23, 2017

More Pleiades Reflections on a bright cloud November 18, 2016

Doomed Pleiades A beautiful but doomed cluster November 17, 2016

New Distance The Seven Sisters move farther away October 27, 2014

Moon and Taurus Families of stars flank the Moon September 12, 2014

Spearhead Spearheading a look at the Seven Sisters July 19, 2014

Pleiades White Dwarf A star that went gently into the night October 11, 2013

Alcyone Spinning up a bright young star February 26, 2013

Moon and Companions The stars foretell the weather September 5, 2012

Moon and Companions A gathering of astronomical superstars July 12, 2012

Moon and Taurus The Moon and two stellar families February 27, 2012

Featured Images

The Pleiades star cluster

Seven Sisters November 9, 2015

Streamers of dust partially obscure the "seven sisters," members of the Pleiades

Veiled Sisters April 6, 2011