Magellanic Cloud

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either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way

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The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are the nearest galaxies to our own Milky Way, each hundreds of thousands of light years away.
He suggests that these galaxies are traveling with the Magellanic clouds as part of a group that will eventually be gobbled up by the Milky Way.
A spectroscopic study of RV Tauri stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud showed that they have the same range of spectra as their galactic counterparts but that at least one is a carbon star with s-process elements as might be expected if they are post-AGB objects.
Located only about 160,000 light-years from us in the constellation of Dorado (The Swordfish), the Large Magellanic Cloud is one of our closest galactic neighbors.
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) - The LMC is a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way.
Paul, a professor at the University of Sheffield, said the giant was identified at the centre of a star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula - a sprawling cloud of gas and dust in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy about 165,000 light-years away from the Milky Way.
To his surprise, he uncovered another one a little less than 230,000 light years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy that orbits our own Milky Way.
Stars are not born with such large velocities, and its position in the sky hints that it was kicked out from the Large Magellanic Cloud, providing indirect evidence for a massive black hole within the Milky Way's closest neighbor.
The Small Magellanic Cloud is a dwarf galaxy, with only a fraction of the number of stars our own galaxy contains, that is one of our closest neighbors.
Surprisingly, they found no cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with an age between 5 and 15 billion years.
Some specific topics explored include the supermassive black hole in the Milky Way, optical to near-infrared light curves of classical Cepheids, young stellar objects in the large Magellanic cloud, dwarf Cepheids in the Carina Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy, and helium in the Galactic bulge.
Sitting in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, HV 2112 is the first T ZO to be seen.
From Canopus, look roughly in the direction of the south celestial pole for the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
The study showed that the central part of the neighbouring galaxy, called the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), completes a rotation every 250 million years.
On 23 February 1987, Ian Shelton took a photograph the Large Magellanic Cloud at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.