Magellanic Cloud

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either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way

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This inner region is very similar in composition to the Large Magellanic Cloud, suggesting it was ripped out of that galaxy more recently.
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.
In 2010, Schaefer and Ashley Pagnotta of LSU were preparing a proposal to look for any faint ex-companion stars in the center of four supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud when they discovered that the Hubble Space Telescope had already taken the desired image of one of their target remnants, SNR 0509-67.
An international team of astronomers has been using ESO's Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, to make a survey of the heaviest and brightest stars in the Tarantula Nebula, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The Magellanic Cloud is home to NGC 2070, also known as Bennett 35, the great looped nebula situated in the south-eastern part of the Cloud and probably one of the most amazing objects in the southern night sky.
Each has a diameter of about 25,000 light-years, roughly the length of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.
The nebula is 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a popular galaxy among astronomers both for its nearness to our Milky Way and for the spectacular view it provides, a big-picture vista impossible to capture of our own galaxy.
One of the largest uncertainties plaguing past measurements of the Hubble constant involved the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a relatively nearby galaxy, orbiting the Milky Way.
Four stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud cluster, dubbed R136, had temperatures more than seven times that of the sun and were several million times brighter and tens of times larger.
The massive binary star R144 can be found in an outer area of the star-forming region 30 Doradus in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
It even found them in staggering quantities, the equivalent in mass to 15 Earth moons, in a nearby galaxy called the Small Magellanic Cloud.
The encounter that triggered the star birth would have been similar to our Milky Way swallowing the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud.
30 Doradus 016 is a refugee from the 30 Doradus star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.
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.