Large Magellanic Cloud

A History of the Magellanic Clouds and How They Got Their Names

The Magellanic Clouds are a pair of dwarf galaxies that are bound to the Milky Way. The Milky Way is…

2 months ago

The Milky Way is Already Starting to Digest the Magellanic Clouds, Starting With Their Protective Halos of Hot Gas

Massive galaxies like our Milky Way gain mass by absorbing smaller galaxies. The Large Magellanic Cloud and the Small Magellanic…

2 months ago

An Upcoming Impact With the Magellanic Clouds is Already Causing Star Formation in the Milky Way

A new study presented at the 235th meeting of the AAS this week shows how star formation is already happening…

11 months ago

Astronomers Finally Find the Neutron Star Leftover from Supernova 1987A

Astronomers at Cardiff University have done something nobody else has been able to do. A team, led by Dr. Phil…

1 year ago

Astronomers are Continuing to Watch the Shockwaves Expand from Supernova SN1987A, as they Crash Into the Surrounding Interstellar Medium

An international team of researchers was able to accurately measure the effect that a supernova shock wave had on the…

2 years ago

One Bonus From the Gaia Data Release: the Rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud

In addition to revealing the proper motion of over a billion stars in the Milky Way, the 2nd data release…

3 years ago

Gaia Looks Beyond our Galaxy to Other Islands of Stars

The latest scientific finds made from the first release of Gaia data include illuminating images of the Milky Way galaxy's…

3 years ago

The Magellenic Clouds Stay Connected By A String Of Stars

A bridge of stars between the Magellanic Clouds helps unravel a mystery.

4 years ago

What is the Closest Galaxy to the Milky Way?

Located just 25,000 light years from our Solar System is the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, the closest galaxy to the…

4 years ago

What are Magellanic Clouds?

Beyond the Milky Way Galaxy lies the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds, two bundles of stars and dust that orbit…

4 years ago