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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan

 
Hubble Telescope image of the Pleiades Star Cluster

Sometimes when I am alone under the Stars, I look out into Space and wonder if our works look as small to God as His look Great to us.

Herbert Clinton Carroll (my Grandfather), April 6, 1937

The Pleiades (/ˈplaɪ.ədiːz, ˈpliːə-/), also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.
 
The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. Wikipedia
 
Distance to Earth444.2 light years
Radius17.5 light years
CoordinatesRA 3h 47m 24s | Dec +24° 7′ 0″
Distance444 ly on average (136.2±1.2 pc)
Did you knowThe Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades, seem to float on a bed of feathers in a new infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. nasa.gov