Date: Prior to 1993
I would like to find out more about the legend and the
astronomical history of the Pleides. How far away are they? How many stars
are there totally?
I can tell you a little off the top of my head: Pleides is Greek
for ? and are also known as the seven sisters (because there are 7 stars you
can see on a good clear night) from a story in Greek mythology. Different
cultures have different myths and legends about the constellations. Suburu is
the Japanese name for the Pleides, and, indeed, if you look at the Suburu
emblem on one of their cars you will see seven stars!
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