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English: The Pleiades is an open cluster consisting of approximately 3,000 stars at a distance of 400 light-years (120 parsecs) from Earth in the constellation Taurus. (It also known as “The Seven Sisters”, or the astronomical designations NGC 1432/35 and M45.)
Français : Les Pléiades sont un amas ouvert d’environ 3000 étoiles et situés à une distance de 400 années-lumière (120 parsecs) de la Terre dans la constellation du Taureau. (Elles sont aussi appelée « les Sept Sœurs », ou par les désignations astronomiques NGC 1432/35 et M45.)
Date 1 June 2004
Author NASA, ESA, AURA/Caltech, Palomar Observatory
The science team consists of: D. Soderblom and E. Nelan (STScI), F. Benedict and B. Arthur (U. Texas), and B. Jones (Lick Obs.)


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