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Taurus, (Latin: “Bull”) in astronomy, zodiacal constellation lying in the northern sky between Aries and Gemini, at about 4 hours 20 minutes right ascension and 16° north declination. The constellation’s brightest star, Aldebaran (Arabic for “the follower”; also called Alpha Tauri), is the 14th brightest star in the sky, with a 华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:magnitude of 0.85. The constellation also contains the 华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:Crab Nebula (M1) and the Pleiades and Hyades 华南永昌配资_在线配资炒股:star clusters.
In astrology, Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, considered as governing that portion of the year from about April 20 to about May 20. Its representation as a bull is related to the Greek myth of Zeus, who assumed the form of a bull to abduct Europa.
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