Hurtling through a cosmic dust cloud some 400 light-years away,
the lovely Pleiades or
star cluster is well-known for its striking blue
In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the
of our Milky Way Galaxy, this
remarkable image shows the famous
star cluster at the upper left.
But lesser known dusty nebulae lie along the region's fertile
within the 10 degree wide field,
including the bird-like visage of
Small bluish reflection nebula VdB 27 at the lower right is
associated with the young, variable star
At the distance of the Pleiades,
the 5 panel mosaic
spans nearly 70 light-years.
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