May 31, 2016

California Nebula and Pleiades

California Nebula and Pleiades

Known since ancient times as the Seven Sisters, the Pleiades Cluster (right of image) consists of around a thousand stars that formed together about 100m years ago. The glowing cloud of hydrogen gas to the left of the image is the California Nebula.

Image Credit & Copyright: Bernal Andreo
Explanation by: Royal Observatory Greenwich

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