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Aldebaran(Encyclopedia)Aldebaran ldb´rn [key], brightest star in the constellation Taurus; Bayer designation Tauri; 1992 position R.A. 4h35.5m, Dec. +16°30. An orange giant star (spectral class K5 III) wit...
Taurus(Encyclopedia)Taurus [Lat.,= the bull], in astronomy, constellation NW of Orion and lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Gemini and Aries; it is one of the constellations of t...
red giant(Encyclopedia)red giant, star that is relatively cool but very luminous because of its great size. All normal stars are expected to pass eventually through a red-giant phase as a consequence of stellar evolution. A...
Hyades(Encyclopedia)Hyades h´dz [key], in astronomy, open star cluster in the constellation Taurus, located immediately to the right of the bright star Aldebaran. The cluster is about 130 light-years from the eart...
constellation(Encyclopedia)constellation, in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is...
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