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Alcyone

The Great Central Sun about which rotates the Milky Way?.

Alcyone (η Tau, η Tauri, Eta Tauri) is a star system in the constellation? Taurus. It is the brightest star in the Pleiades? open cluster, which is a young cluster, aged at less than 50 million years. Alcyone is approximately 370 light years from Earth. It is named after the mythological figure Alcyone, one of the mythological Pleiades?. It is known as 昴宿六 (the Sixth Star of the Hairy Head) in Chinese. Wikipedia, Alcyone (external link)

See Also

Brain
Central Sun
Neutral Center
Part 22 - Solar Rings and Planetary Formation
Propositions of Astronomy
Sun Spots


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