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A cluster of more than 100 stars; the brightest form the V-shaped “face” of Taurus, the bull. It is the nearest major cluster to Earth, at a distance of about 150 light-years.

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Moon and Taurus Separating the bull’s eye from its face July 13, 2023

Moon and Taurus The bull’s features fall apart March 8, 2022

Moon and Aldebaran Escaping from the face of the bull August 23, 2019

Hyades Planets Looking into a stellar laboratory April 5, 2018

The Hyades The bull’s disintegrating face April 4, 2018

Moon and Aldebaran The Moon faces the bull March 31, 2017

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Diagram of the Hyades

Facing the Bull April 4, 2018