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The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

14 Nov 2017, 06:16 UTC
The Pleiades Deep and Dusty Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN, Earth & Stars), Miquel Serra-Ricart & Daniel Padron, FECYT

The well-known Pleiades star cluster is slowly destroying part of a passing cloud of gas and dust. The Pleiades is the brightest open cluster of stars on Earth’s sky and can be seen from almost any northerly location with the unaided eye. The passing young dust cloud is thought to be part of Gould’s Belt, an unusual ring of young star formation surrounding the Sun in the local Milky Way Galaxy.

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