Taurus constellation lies in the northern sky. Its name means “bull” in Latin. The constellation is symbolized by the bull’s head. Taurus is one of the 12 constellations of the zodiac. Taurus is a large constellation and one of the oldest ones known.  Taurus is the 17th largest constellation in the sky. 
Alcyone is the third brightest star in Taurus constellation and the brightest member of the Pleiades cluster and is approximately 370 light years distant from the Sun. Alcyone is an eclipsing binary system composed of two stars. The main star in the system, Alcyone A, is a blue-white giant. It has ten times the Sun’s radius and is about 2,400 times more luminous.

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