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Cosmic Zoo: Pleiades by Shivita Cosmic Zoo: Pleiades by Shivita

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Second picture of a little spin-off of my old series "Animal planet", which was about representing the solar system as fantastic animals...but since I had finished the main celestial bodies, I thought about a couple more, but this time, outside this solar system. It only lasted for three drawings, but I may revive this interesting project someday, who knows? :) (Smile)

These are the Pleiades, The seven sisters or Messier 45

Pleiades means 'doves' in Greek. In mythology, they were nymphs that Zeus transformed into doves and then into stars.
It's a open star cluster that is made of white-blue stars and some nebulosity. It's a relatively new objet, formed approximately during the Mesozoic era.
This is one of my favorite objets in the sky, it's easy to see even from big cities. If you have a telescope or even binoculars, I recommend you to search for them and take a look ♥

Made in Photoshop CS



Other in the series:
Sirius
Milky Way



Artwork © Silvia Torres 2010
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