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Stellar hobos

What's in the sky: This weekend, the two closest star clusters to Earth can be seen in the constellation Taurus-the Hyades form the V of Taurus the bull's faceand the Pleiades star cluster lappears as a small dipper shape. Look high in the east around 9 p.m. or a little after.

Lou Varricchio, M.Sc., is a former NASA science writer. He is currently the NASA/JPL solar system ambassador for Vermont and a member of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. He is available at no charge for school and community presentations. Contact him at lou.varricchio@verizon.net.

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