magellanic clouds

An Incredible View Into the Heart of the Small Magellanic Cloud

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is over 200,000 light-years away, yet it's still one of our galaxy's closest neighbours in…

6 months ago

It Took 50 Nights of Observations to Capture New Data on the Magellanic Clouds

The Magellanic Clouds are two of our closest neighbours, in galactic terms. The pair of irregular dwarf galaxies were drawn…

2 years 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 years ago

Virtual Star Party – May 4, 2014: It’s Galaxy Season!

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis Astronomers: Gary Gonella, Andrew Dumbleton, Stuart Foreman, David Dickinson, Shahrin Ahmad and special guest…

8 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – Situation Cloudy

[/caption] Most people agree that the Magellanic Clouds are in orbit around the Milky Way. What's not clear is whether…

11 years ago

Stolen: Magellanic Clouds – Return to Andromeda

The Magellanic Clouds are an oddity. Their relative velocity is suspiciously close to the escape velocity of the Milky Way…

12 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – Not So Ordinary

[/caption] Sorry - a bit of southern sky bias in this one. But it does seem that our favourite down…

12 years ago

Spitzer, the Wallpaper Factory, Does it Again

At the end of the proverbial day, space-based missions like Spitzer produce millions of observations of astronomical objects, phenomena, and…

12 years ago

Spitzer Peers Into the Small Magellanic Cloud

This week at the AAC Conference, astronomers released a new image of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC, a dwarf galaxy…

12 years ago

Intergalactic Connection is Older, Longer than Thought

Our galaxy has a streamer, though it's not like the ones you had on your bike as a kid: this…

13 years ago