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Posted by Michael Wright on November 19, 2000 19:19:15 UTC

Well, the Pleiades (or "Seven Sisters") are just a group of bright stars. In reality, they are not even near each other (a star with a very high luminosity would seem just as bright as a closer star that is not as luminous). Constellations are made of bright stars that look near to each other in our sky, but most are hundreds, thousands or more light-years away from each other.

Perhaps because they were grouped into a constellation he would believe that there were something that would bind them together, a "chain" maybe. The same goes for Orion. In fact, some of the 'stars' in constellations can be luminous or close-by galaxies or other luminous objects in space.

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