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Merope. Optical image of the star Merope, one of the brightest stars in the Pleiades open star cluster. The Pleiades are embedded in a reflection nebula, a cloud of gas and dust that reflects the light from other stars. Merope lies 400 light years away in the constellation Taurus.
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