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Praesepe

(prēsē`pē) [Lat.,=manger], open star clusterstar cluster,
a group of stars near each other in space and resembling each other in certain characteristics that suggest a common origin for the group. Stars in the same cluster move at the same rate and in the same direction.
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 in the constellation Cancer; cataloged as M44 or NGC 2632. It was first recorded by Hipparchus (c.150 B.C.). The cluster is often called the Beehive because of its shape. It contains several hundred stars, many of which are doubles. It is faintly visible to the naked eye and an excellent object for a low-power telescope.

Praesepe

(pri-see -pee) (Beehive; M44; NGC 2632) A large open cluster in the constellation Cancer with over 200 known stars. It can almost be resolved by the naked eye but is best viewed with a very low-power telescope or with binoculars.

Praesepe

 

(Beehive), an open cluster in the constellation Cancer. (SeeSTAR CLUSTER.)

Praesepe

[′prē·sə‚pē]
(astronomy)
A cluster of faint stars in the center of the constellation Cancer. Also known as Beehive; Manger.
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The relatively young age of the Beehive cluster makes these planets among the youngest known," said Russel White, the principal investigator on the NASA Origins of Solar Systems grant that funded this study.
Cancer is well placed for observing these two months, and is a pretty unremarkable constellation with the exception of the Beehive Cluster.
The planet's pass through Cancer does not place it nicely near to Messier 44, Praesepe, or the Beehive cluster as it is also known, being some 3[degrees] distant at its closest around February 8, but it could make an interesting photo opportunity for a wide field shot, and should be a nice binocular view.
Parvanov, speaking in an interview on Darik Radio, said that even with the decision of the Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee on the Environment that GMOs will not be allowed within 7 km of organic farmland, and 10 km away from permanent, registered beehive clusters, he will still return the ammendments for further consultation.
The Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee on the Environment has agreed that GMOs will not be allowed within 7 kms of organic farmland, and 10 kms away from permanent, registered beehive clusters.