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Image of the Day: June 2011

Blow Away

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

Thurssday, June 30, 2011: Star cluster Melotte 15 emerges from the dense collapsed molecular cloud that created it a few million years ago, as residual gas is dispersed by combined stellar winds of fast-moving particles originating from the new born stars.

—Tom Chao

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NASA, ESA and Orsola De Marco (Macquarie University)

For older Image of the Day pictures, please visit the Image of the Day archives. Pictured: NGC 2467.

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