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1 (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion
2 a star cluster in the constellation Taurus

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Proper noun

  1. : The "seven sisters", companions of Artemis and daughters of the Titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione.
  2. : An open cluster of hot blue stars in the constellation Taurus, and the most easily visible such cluster from Earth.



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Atlantides, Beehive, Cepheid variable, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, Hyades, Messier catalog, NGC, Napaea, Seven Sisters, absolute magnitude, binary star, black hole, double star, dryad, dwarf star, fixed star, flower nymph, giant star, glen nymph, globular cluster, gravity star, hamadryad, limoniad, magnitude, main sequence star, mass-luminosity law, mountain nymph, neutron star, nova, nymph, nymphet, nymphlin, open cluster, oread, populations, pulsar, quasar, quasi-stellar radio source, radio star, red giant star, relative magnitude, sky atlas, spectrum-luminosity diagram, star, star catalog, star chart, star cloud, star cluster, stellar magnitude, supernova, tree nymph, variable star, vila, white dwarf star, willi, wood nymph
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