Stars Above, Thunder Below
Copyright: Christopher K. Eaton / Terra Photographica
M45 - Messier 45, The Pleiades
Quite possibly my favorite open cluster and probably a well-known one among astronomers and enthusiasts alike. Decided to give M45 its own highlight.
the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. Pleiades has several meanings in different cultures and traditions.
The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster (hence the alternate name Maia Nebula after the star Maia), but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium that the stars are currently passing through. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.
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Main Image Credit: Lance Taylor
Im not sure what this has to do with Creationism, but the ancient civilizations knew a fuck load about the stars & were far more advanced than us at building with megalithic stones.