Small Magellanic Cloud

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

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For example, the Milky Way's two brightest satellite galaxies--the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds --have oxygen abundances around 8.
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 Small Magellanic Cloud has formed in part through its interactions with the Milky Way and with what ANU calls its "companion," a larger dwarf galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, are at the head of the gaseous stream.
Roughly 5,000 baby stars were discovered in the Small Magellanic Cloud, and spectrographic imagery captured a young star fleeing a giant black hole that had already swallowed the star's twin; at its present rate of speed, the star will eventually leave the Milky Way.
The nova - which was formed when a dying star erupted back to life - was discovered in one of our neighboring galaxies called the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC).
The strongest argument actually comes from the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), which does harbor clusters between 5 and 15 billion years old.
On a dark night, look for the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) between Achernar and the Pointers.
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.
com/most-stars-small-magellanic-cloud-formed-relatively-recently-esos-vista-survey-finds-2533941) Most Stars In Small Magellanic Cloud Formed Relatively Recently, ESO's VISTA Survey Finds
That year Henrietta Leavitt at Harvard College Observatory, studying many variables in the Small Magellanic Cloud at the same distance from us, announced her finding that the longer a Cepheid's period, the greater its true luminosity.
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.
The Large Magellanic Cloud is about 160,000 light-years from the Milky Way and has about one-twentieth the Milky Way's diameter, while the Small Magellanic Cloud, one-200th the Milky Way's size, lies about 200,000 lightyears distant.
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is one of the closest galaxy neighbors the Milky Way has, and is a part of the Local Group.
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