The famed Pleiades, or Seven Sisters star cluster, lies 400 light years away in the constellation Taurus. Wisps from a cloud of interstellar gas and dust through which the cluster is now passing can just be seen around some of the brighter stars. (North is toward the top.) Photo by Mark Killion.

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See the Pleiades, Hyades, and 16 other clusters near the Galaxy's anticenter.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.