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Bright Lights: Pleiades

Brilliant Stars
I love this video of the Japanese dance troupe Enra, directed by Nobuyuki Hanabusa.  It lifted my spirits during these stormy nights in Baltimore.

Title: PLEIADES 
Pleiades is a star cluster in the Taurus constellation.  Six of its stars are visible to the naked eye, but about 250 bluish stars can be seen if one uses a telescope.  In the West the cluster is called Pleiades, in Japan it goes by the name Mutsuraboshi.  (Subaru the car maker gives a good history of the name, hence their logo.)

According to NASA the Pleiades contains over 3,000 stars and is about 400 light years away.


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