Astronomy

Pleiades star cluster: Famous Seven Sisters & Job 38

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt? Job 38:31
Pleadies

Job was considered an ancient writing in Moses’ day. As it turns out of all the constellations that we can see with the naked eye that Pleiades and Orion (specifically the 3 stars in the belt, Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka) are the only ones that are gravitationally bound. This is remarkable because in the other constellations (Big Dipper as an example) the stars just happen to from those patterns, but they are many millions of light years apart from each other. Interestingly, you can find Pleiades by using Orion’s belt.

“If you’re familiar with the famous constellation Orion, it can help you be sure you’ve found the Pleiades. The image at right shows Orion at the bottom left. See the three stars in a row? That’s Orion’s Belt. Draw a line through the three stars of Orion’s Belt to the right – and you come to a V-shaped pattern of stars with a bright star in its midst. The V-shaped pattern is the Face of Taurus the Bull. The bright star in the V – called Aldebaran – depicts the Bull’s Eye. A bit past Aldebaran, you’ll see the Pleiades cluster, which marks the Bull’s Shoulder.” (1)

Not only that, the belt stars are moving away from each other (gravitationally unbouded OB Associations) and the 7 sisters are completely bound. Nobody could possibly know that 4,000+ years ago unless they created the universe (which means One Spoken Word). We only found that information out in the 1990s.

“This gravitationally bound cluster of several hundred stars looms some 430 light-years distant, and these sibling stars drift through space together at about 25 miles per second.” (1)

“Orion is instead made of a grand assembly of hot, blue-white, massive class O and B stars called Orion OB1. Such ” OB associations” are loosely organized, gravitationally unbound systems whose stars were born more or less contemporaneously from the same giant dark interstellar molecular cloud. (2)

(1) http://earthsky.org/clusters-nebulae-galaxies/pleiades-star-cluster-enjoys-worldwide-renown

(2) http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/orihunter.html

http://www.gb.nrao.edu/~rmaddale/Education/OrionTourCenter/belt.html

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