A VLBI resolution of the Pleiades distance controversy

@article{Melis2014AVR,
  title={A VLBI resolution of the Pleiades distance controversy},
  author={Carl Melis and Mark J. Reid and Amy J. Mioduszewski and John Richard Stauffer and Geoffrey C. Bower},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={345},
  pages={1029 - 1032}
}
Distance score settled for Seven Sisters Most of us have seen the Pleiades star cluster in the night sky, one of the few groups of physically related stars that are separately visible to the naked eye. In spite of its proximity to us, its distance has been disputed. Melis et al. settle the controversy with astrometric measurements from radio interferometry that reveal a distance of 136.2 parsecs (see the Perspective by Girardi). Other methods yielded similar values, but the trusted astrometry… Expand

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