Large Magellanic Cloud


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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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To start with, the star that exploded turned out to be number 202 in the -69[degrees] band of Nick Sanduleak's catalog of bright stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The Messier objects, particularly those with southern declinations such as M83 and M42, elicited gasps of delight from our guests, while the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds were show-stopping targets that provoked audible squeals of joy when viewed through the eyepiece.
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.
The massive binary star R144 can be found in an outer area of the star-forming region 30 Doradus in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The longer arm of the False Cross points to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
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.
And NASA's Hubble Space Telescope may have found the remnants of just such a star in our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, NASA said in (https://www.
Among the astronomical objects photographed were Earth's upper atmosphere, nebulae, star clusters, and the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Now, new Hubble observations reveal that most of the gas was stripped from the Small Magellanic Cloud about 2 billion years ago, and a second region of the stream originated more recently from the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Fermi also recorded a diffuse gamma-ray glow from a region of intense star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the MilkyWay.
This straggler lies about 160,000 light-years from NGC 253, about as far as the Large Magellanic Cloud is from us and easily close enough to be held within NGC 253's gravitational death grip.
One of the largest uncertainties plaguing past measurements of the Hubble constant has involved the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), our nearest neighboring galaxy, which orbits our own Milky Way.

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