Taurus, also known as Bull or The Bull, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Aries, Gemini, Orion, Auriga, Perseus, Cetus and Eridanus. Taurus has 19 main stars and 9 of its stars might have planets. The Brightest Star in Taurus is Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri).
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Stars within Taurus are: Alpha Tauri (Aldebaran), Beta Tauri, Epsilon Tauri, Gamma Tauri, Zeta Tauri, Delta1 Tauri, Lambda Tauri, Merope, Maia, Electra, Celaeno, Crab Pulsar, Pleione, T Tauri, Theta Tauri, Xi Tauri, 21 Tauri, Omicron Tauri, Kappa Tauri, Gliese 176, 119 Tau, Nu Tauri, HD 37124, Upsilon Tauri, PSR J0348+0432, 22 Tau, Mu Tauri, 44 Eridani, 114 Tau, Teide 1, LkCa 15, Alcyone A, 66 Tau, HL Tau, 2MASS J03552337+1133437, WD 0346+246, V1298 Tau, HD 29697, HL Tau 76, 104 Tau, MWC 480, Delta2 Tauri, WISEPA J041022.71+150248.5, V830 Tau, V731 Tau, Rho Tauri, Chi Tauri, HD 24040, RV Tau, 111 Tauri and Psi Tauri. Galaxies inside Taurus are: New General Catalogue 1817, NGC 1409, NGC 1474, NGC 1550, NGC 1542, NGC 1587, NGC 1589, NGC 1517, NGC 1497, NGC 1588, IC 329, IC 357, NGC 1634, NGC 1349, NGC 1590, NGC 1593, NGC 1541, NGC 1633, IC 365, IC 338, NGC 1410, NGC 1642, Cygnus A, NGC 1615, NGC 1508, NGC 1384, NGC 1462 and NGC 1431.
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The recognition of Taurus as a constellation dates back to at least The Chalcolithic Age (Copper Age), a period within the transition of The Neolithic Age (New Stone Age) and The Bronze Age, and at most The Upper Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age). This is a period of 40,000 Years Ago to 5000 Years Ago. Evidence of this belief comes from Cave Paintings in Lascaux, France known as The Hall of Bulls which date back to 15,000 B.C. In Ancient Mesopotamia, in The Epic of Gilgamesh, The goddess Ishtar sends The Bull of Heaven, Taurus, to slaughter Gilgamesh since he rejected her. Gilgamesh's best friend, Enkidu rips the Bull apart and spreads its part across The Heavens (Night Sky). In The Classical World, Taurus is the form The King of The gods, Zeus, takes in order to kidnap The Princess of Phoenicia, Europa. Europa is captured and becomes Zeus's Consort.
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