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Testing Eyesight and Being Mistaken for the Little Dipper for Thousands of Years

28 Nov 2014, 18:37 UTC
Testing Eyesight and Being Mistaken for the Little Dipper for Thousands of Years
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If you guessed that I was referring to the Pleiades, you are correct. The small open star cluster, Messier 42, is about 440 Light Years from Earth, relatively close for a star cluster. We are able to see it with the naked eye in Autumn and Winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. The stars in […]

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