Small Magellanic Cloud


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the smaller of the two Magellanic Clouds visible from the southern hemisphere

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Gordon and his team are interested in the Small Magellanic Cloud not only because it is so close and compact, but also because it is very similar to young galaxies thought to populate the universe billions of years ago.
The Small Magellanic Cloud expresses Lerman's desire to believe in a cosmic benevolence or at least in a tale that could be told to children so they will experience the love of adults as one of a wider world.
The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, are at the head of the gaseous stream.
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University have used NASA's Swift satellite to create the most detailed ultraviolet light surveys ever of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two closest major galaxies.
Washington, Apr 4 ( ANI ): Despite being a small, or so-called dwarf galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is so bright that it is visible to the unaided eye from the Southern Hemisphere and near the equator.
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) apparently consists of two separate galaxies in nearly the same line of vision, with the Mini Magellanic Cloud (MMC) at the back.
STARRY SCULPTURE This dynamic star-forming region lies about 210,000 light-years from Earth in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.
47 Tuc, located near the Small Magellanic Cloud in the sky, is possibly the most impressive of all globular clusters.
The densely packed core is contrasted against the more sparse outer regions of the cluster, and in the background huge numbers of stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud are visible.
It even found them in staggering quantities, the equivalent in mass to 15 Earth moons, in a nearby galaxy called the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Irregular galaxies have no particular shape: the Small Magellanic Cloud is an example.
We also plan to continue adding spectacular images from several new long-term studies of the Small Magellanic Cloud and the Large Magellanic Cloud," he said.
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