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The Alcyone Star

A Biography
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Bryce Rohner-Talton

on 26 February 2013

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Transcript of The Alcyone Star

Why are learning about stars important? -This is important because stars are
the second threshold of the
universe without stars nothing of what there is today would have been created.
-Big History lets you understand this because it teaches you the history of the universe in a different way; in more of a broad spectrum. Pleiades -The name of Alcyone cluster is Pleiades.
-Pleiades consists of mainly stars just like Alcyone; which are middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. Background Information Type of Star: B-Type Giant
Age of Star: Estimated at less than 50 million years old
Where is it in its life cycle: Large mass/ Massive Star
Where is it out in space: Life cycle of a star The life cycle of a star is similar to the life cycle of a human in which we humans are born, grow through different stages in our lives, and then die. The Alcyone star is currently in its massive star stage. Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcyone_%28star%29 Created by: Bryce R., Justin L., and Julian L. Alcyone: A Biography Taurus -Taurus is the the constellation in which Pleiades is located, so really it is a giant constellation of star clusters.
-Taurus is a large constellation in the shape of a bull shown best in the northern hemisphere's winter sky. What will Alcyone leave behind in our universe? - Alcyone is currently in the massive star stage in its life; which means that throughout the course of history it will turn into a red supergiant star, exploding into a supernova eventually turning into a black hole for the rest of its life. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=isch&q=taurus+constellation+stars&revid=395366533&sa=X&ei=4E4sUeS3EojoiwLl-oG4Bw&ved=0CFAQgxY&biw=1603&bih=851 http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=pleiades&oq=pleiades&gs_l=hp.3..0l6j0i10j0l3.9947.16682.0.17320.8.7.0.1.1.0.189.1036.0j7.7.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.4.hp.aNQbQzqNvCE http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Alcyone.html If you want evidence...check these sites!!!!!!!! Want to find it? http://www.wikisky.org/?ra=3.7914101388889&de=24.105137222222&zoom=6&show_grid=1&show_constellation_lines=1&show_constellation_boundaries=1&show_const_names=1&show_galaxies=1&img_source=IMG_all
(type alcyone in search bar)
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