Large Magellanic Cloud

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Large Magellanic Cloud:

see Magellanic CloudsMagellanic Clouds
, two dwarf galaxies located in the far southern sky and visible to the unaided eye; they are classified as irregular because they show no definite symmetry or nucleus.
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Large Magellanic Cloud

(maj-ĕ-lan -ik) (LMC; Nubecula Major) See Magellanic Clouds.

Large Magellanic Cloud

[′lärj ¦maj·ə¦lan·ik ′klau̇d]
(astronomy)
An irregular cloud of stars in the constellation Doradus; it is 160,000 light-years away and nearly 30,000 light-years in diameter. Abbreviated LMC. Also known as Nubecula Major.
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