Taurus the Bull.
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The constellation Taurus is known as The Bull. It is seen in the sky from November to March. There are many myths about Taurus.
The Greeks thought the constellation was Zeus. One day, Zeus turned into a bull and carried Europa on his back. He swam into the sea and went to Crete.
The Pleiades and Hyades are in Taurus. Both are bright groups of stars. The famous Crab Nebula is also in the constellation.
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