The Pleiades

The Pleiades

The Seven Sisters

The Pleiades, also called the Seven Sisters, are the best known open star cluster.

There are an estimated 1,000 or more stars in the cluster but only six can be seen easily without a telescope. Like typical open cluster stars, the Pleiades are relatively young, and they formed at roughly the same time.

Image: An infrared image of the Pleiades shrouded in dust (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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The Pleiades


The Seven Sisters star cluster has at least 1,000 stars.

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