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Each other These groups of called star clusters. This shows a bright named star in are stars photograph cluster. It is the Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters. On a clear, moonless night, it is possible to see seven of the stars in the Pleiades. But with a telescope we can see more than one hundred. Taken through a telescope, this pho- tograph shows some of the brightest The stars in the Pleiades. stars are surrounded by a glowing haze of dust and gases. We call this haze nebulosity. Some clusters star contain thou- sands and thousands of stars that are very close together.

Of three bright stars forms Orion's Orion can be seen Constellations are in the winter sky. groups of stars that appear to form patterns in the night of long ago named the constellations and other heroes, tions look as Below is though they are close But together. may be very far neighbor. a photograph of the Big Dipper. Big Dipper is The part of a constellation called Ursa Major, or the Big Bear. The next to the last star in the handle of the Big Dipper Two stars stars, after gods, stars in the constella- each star in a constellation its People figures in their myths.

The fainter star is time ago, the stars were used to sight of soldiers. Those Alcor became scouts. soldiers Alcor. test who A long the eye- could see Some stars are close to space. each other These groups of called star clusters. This shows a bright named star in are stars photograph cluster. It is the Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters. On a clear, moonless night, it is possible to see seven of the stars in the Pleiades. But with a telescope we can see more than one hundred. Taken through a telescope, this pho- tograph shows some of the brightest The stars in the Pleiades.

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