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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Seven Pleiades or Sisters 
Answer/Pointer: Seven Pleiades or Seven Sisters: A galactic star cluster about 415 light years away in the constellation Taurus. The cluster is named after the seven nymphs of Greek mythology: Alcyone (the brightest), Celaeno,Electra, Maia, Merope, Sterope, Taygete. Source: Grolier's Encyclopedia of Knowledge. A discussion of how these stars figure into many legends around the world can be found in the Old Farmer's Almanac, 1993 ed., p. 84. 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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