Large Magellanic Cloud

Hundreds of Massive Stars Have Simply Disappeared

The lifecycle of a star is regularly articulated as formation taking place inside vast clouds of gas and dust and…

3 weeks ago

Does the Milky Way Have Too Many Satellite Galaxies?

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are well known satellite galaxies of the Milky Way but there are more. It…

1 month ago

The Large Magellanic Cloud isn’t Very Metal

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is the Milky Way's most massive satellite galaxy. Because it's so easily observed, astronomers have…

3 months ago

A Protoplanetary Disc Has Been Found… in Another Galaxy!

Astronomers have imaged dozens of protoplanetary discs around Milky Way stars, seeing them at all stages of formation. Now, one…

7 months ago

The Milky Way has Trapped the Large Magellanic Cloud With its Gravity. What Comes Next?

Our galaxy’s largest nearby companion is the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy visible to the naked eye in…

1 year ago

Hypervelocity Stars Teach us About Black Holes and Supernovae

A new study shows how hypervelocity stars could teach us more about the most powerful and mysterious phenomena in the…

1 year ago

Hubble’s New View of the Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula, also called 30 Doradus, is the brightest star-forming region in our part of the galaxy. It's in…

1 year ago

Hubble Spots Two Open Clusters. One is Also an Emission Nebula

Open star clusters are groups of stars in loosely-bound gravitational associations. The stars are further apart than the stars in…

2 years ago

A Totally new View of the Large Magellanic Cloud (and more!) From Retired Telescopes

ESA and NASA dusted off some old data from four retired space telescopes and combined forces to reveal new images…

2 years ago

Webb is Almost Ready. There’s One Last Thing To Do

The James Webb Space Telescope is now in the final phase of commissioning as it readies for science observations. Of…

2 years ago