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Date: Prior to 1993


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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?



Replies:
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!

John Hawley


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