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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Large Magellanic Cloud’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Cosmic dust clouds ripple across this infrared portrait of our Milky Way's satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. In fact, the remarkable composite image from the Herschel Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope show that dust clouds fill this neighboring dwarf galaxy, much like dust along the plane of the Milky Way itself. The dust temperatures tend to trace star forming activity.         Infrared Portrait of the Large Magellanic ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is an alluring sight in dark southern skies and the constellation Dorado.   Hydrogen in the LMC Credit & Copyright: Marco Lorenzi (Star Echoes) Explanation: A satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is an alluring sight in dark southern skies and the constellation Dorado. A mere 180,000 light-years distant, the LMC is seen in amazing detail in this very deep 4 frame ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

      The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula Credit & Copyright: Marcelo Salemme Explanation: It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region's spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula. This tarantula, however, is about 1,000 light-years across. Were it placed at the distance of ... Full Story

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