Many businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.
Today’s Astro Biz is the Ford Taurus. The Taurus was first introduced by Ford for the 1986 model year, and was the best-selling model in the United States for several years in the mid-’90s. It has been in almost continuous production since its introduction, with only a brief discontinuation in 2007.
Taurus the bull is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. Aldebaran is the brightest star in Taurus, which also contains two of the star clusters that are nearest to Earth, the Hyades and the Pleiades, the latter of which, coincidentally, is known as “Subaru” in Japan. There are many automobiles named after celestial objects.
Do you have a favorite Astro Biz? Send us a photo and a brief description, and you may be featured in a future Astro Biz!