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  Taurus (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
, Unicode ♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
It sits large and prominent in the winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the north lie Perseus and Auriga, to the southeast Orion, and to the southwest Eridanus and Cetus.
In Western Astrology the sun is in the sign of Taurus from April 20 to May 20 in the tropical zodiac and May 14 to June 19 in the sidereal zodiac.
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 Talk:Taurus (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taurus is an asterism and therefore doesn't live in a galaxy as such.
He does propose that the derivation of aleph is from the Egyptian heiroglyph for "bull," "ox" and the constellation of Taurus, and that this mimics the "sideways A" shape of the constellation.
However whether the word Taurus was used because of the use of Taurus for the constellation in English or perhaps from taurus from Latin is not particular clear.
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 Taurus, January Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Taurus is one of the most ancient constellations, having been known to peoples throughout the world since the dawn of civilisation, for the bull's strength and fertility meant that it held an honoured place in ceremony and religion.
Taurus contained the famous supernova that was seen on Earth in 1054, which gave rise to the Crab Nebula.
Taurus is visible to the north as soon as it is dark in January.
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 The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
[Abbreviation: Tau] Taurus (the bull) is a constellation of the zodiac.
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 Taurus Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The brightest and best known of Taurus' stars is the orange giant Aldebaran, an irregular variable star that forms the 'eye' of the bull, and is relatively close to the Solar System at a distance of 65 light years.
Taurus is home to two of the most important star clusters in the sky, both of which are clearly visible to the naked eye.
As part of a constellation of the zodiac, Aldebaran is close to the Sun's path, the Sun passing to the north of it about June 1, the star also regularly covered, or occulted, by the Moon.
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 Taurus Constellation
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac.
A very attractive pair for small telescopes is chi Tau consisting of an white main sequence star of 5.37 mag and an 8th mag star of golden color.
Without optical aid this cluster appears as a dusty group of a few stars (having the advantage of a clear, moonless night far away of all cities six or seven stars can even be seen by the naked eye).
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 Constellation Taurus
The constellation was called the Bull by virtually all of the ancient civilizations.
Known as Taurus A to radioastronomers, in 1948 it became the first radio source to be identified with a known visible object.
By receiving radio signals directly from the Crab Nebula and by reflection from the sea, he was able to achieve the same precision as a single radio telescope whose diameter is twice the height of the cliff.
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 Taurus (constellation) - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Taurus (♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Bull.
The astrological sign Taurus (April 20 - May 20) is associated with the constellation.
The sex drive of those born under the sign of Taurus is legendary, and they, along with Scorpio, are the most sexual signs in the entire zodiac.
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 AllRefer.com - Taurus, in astronomy, Constellation (Constellations) - Encyclopedia
Taurus [Lat.,= the bull], in astronomy, constellation NW of Orion and lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Gemini and Aries; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
Taurus is traditionally depicted as the forepart of a bull, in reference to the Greek legend in which Zeus either assumed the form of a bull himself or sent the bull to carry Europa over the sea to Crete.
Two notable star clusters, the Pleiades and the Hyades, are found in Taurus, which also includes a number of double stars (observable with small telescopes) and the Crab Nebula (M1).
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 Taurus (constellation) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The horns of the bull stretch off to the west, marked by β Tau, traditionally shared with Auriga) and ζ Tau.
In siderial astrology it is associated with the constellation Taurus and is associated with the Greek myth of the bull-form taken by Zeus in order to win Europa.
Taurus (constellation), Notable features, Notable deep sky objects, Mythology, Astrology, Notable and named stars, See also, External links, Taurus constellation and Astrological signs.
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 The Taurus Constellation - Picture - MSN Encarta
The Taurus constellation contains Aldebaran, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
Some 55 light-years away, Aldebaran is 100 times as luminous as the Sun and has a diameter 36 times as great.
Taurus also contains the star cluster called the Pleiades, which appears to be a tight group of six individual stars.
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 Taurus and Pleiades (Star Chart)
The constellation of Taurus is known as the Bull and appears on the Meridian on January 15.
The constellation of Taurus, The Bull, has the same meaning in every language which is a great beast, a bull or ox, with his head lowered and his horns pointed forward.
Taurus was also the inspiration for the Cretan Minotaur, a creature with the body of a bull and the head of a man.
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 Taurus - Crystalinks
Taurus governs the throat and neck and its subjects need to beware throat infections, goiter and respiratory ailments such as asthma.
There is no difficulty in finding Taurus, simply use the three stars which form the belt of Orion and follow a line upwards, this leads to the first magnitude star Aldebaran.
Dr Michael Rappenglück of the University of Munich believes that Taurus is represented in the Hall of the Bulls in the caves at Lascaux.
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More likely Taurus represents Zeus, who took the form of a bull to abduct Europa, the beautiful daughter of King Agenor of Phoenicia, as she was bathing with her girl friends on the beach at Tyre.
Among the presents offered to Europa by Zeus as he courted her was a large dog, that became the constellation of Canis Major.
Taurus is a very large and bright constellation, and there is mythology associated with parts of the constellation as well.
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 Zodiac Mythology
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, which is entered by the sun on or about April 20th.
Libra is one of the constellations of the zodiac associated with Themis, the Greek goddess of justice whose attribute was a pair of scales.
It is one of the twelve constellations to make the Zodiac, the most distinctive aspect of Sagittarius is the group of stars within it, which look like a teapot, complete with spout and handle.
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 taurus the bull constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Taurus Constellation Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac.
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 Guam National Wildlife Refuge Star Cave. Guam Starcave. Ritidian star calander. Crab Nebula or Crab Supernova. Rudolph ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This interpretation is strongly supported by the existence of an actual cave illustration {shadow projection} of the V-like Taurus constellation with a darken emphasized square [symbolic for star magnitude] drawn on the tip of the southern horn star i.e.
Taurus being a zodiac sign, is exactly behind the giant orange setting sun at that instant.
The exploded star location was revealed by a red clay cave drawing of the Taurus constellation where the southern horn-tip star zeta tauri was emphasized by a dark square.
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 Taurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is one of the 13 constellations of the Zodiac.
Taurus is one of the many animals hunted by Orion, the Hunter.
Later, in another myth, Theseus of Athens goes to Crete and slays the dreadful Minotaur, which was reported to be a man with a bull's head that could breathe fire.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/constellations/Taurus.html   (239 words)

 TAURUS - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Taurus (astrology), the second sign of the zodiac, symbolized by the bull.
Taurus (astronomy) (Latin for “bull”), a constellation, represented pictorially by the forequarters of a bull.
Taurus (astronomy): Pleiades, a star cluster in Taurus
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 taurus sign horoscopes
Taurus Zodiac Sign Taurus the Bull horoscopes and taurus - ruled by Venus, born between April 20 to May 20.
The Taurus constellation appears to be north west of Orion high above the southern horizon on January evenings in mid-northern latitudes.
Taurus contains the orange-hued star Aldebaran, the 13th brightest star in the sky and 45 times larger than the Sun.
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 Skyscript: Star Lore of the Constellations - Taurus the Bull
Taurus is one of the oldest constellations, particularly noted in ancient astronomy because it marked the vernal equinox between 4000- 1700BC.
Despite the peaceful gentility given to the constellation as a whole, many of the stars and clusters within the group are notable for an influence that is fierce, ambitious and violent.
The other remarkable cluster in Taurus is the Hyades, referred to as one of the most beautiful objects in the sky and frequently mentioned by classical authors on account of its beauty and reputation for bringing rain.
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 MMSD: Taurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Greek mythology Taurus was known as Jupiter disguised as a bull.
Aldebaran is one of the eyes of the bull, and is located between the Hyades and the Earth at a distance of about 68 light years away.
Taurus also includes the beautiful star cluster known as the Pleiades (M45, Seven Sisters).
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 Taurus - The Constellation
The constellation of Taurus, “The Bull,” lies along the winter Milky Way.
The Crab Nebula with its bright center and ragged edges is a left-over from a supernova.
Astrologically, Taurus is the sign of people born between April 20 and May 20.
www.thewildrose.net /taurus.html   (93 words)

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