A distance of 133–137 parsecs to the Pleiades star cluster

@article{Pan2004ADO,
  title={A distance of 133–137 parsecs to the Pleiades star cluster},
  author={Xiaopei Pan and Michael Shao and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={427},
  pages={326-328}
}
Nearby ‘open’ clusters of stars (those that are not gravitationally bound) have played a crucial role in the development of stellar astronomy because, as a consequence of the stars having a common age, they provide excellent natural laboratories to test theoretical stellar models. Clusters also play a fundamental part in determining distance scales. The satellite Hipparcos surprisingly found that an extensively studied open cluster—the Pleiades (also known as the Seven Sisters)—had a distance… Expand
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