Small 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…

3 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

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

Hubble Spots Festive Nebula in Neighboring Galaxy

Just in time for the holidays, a team of astronomers have released Hubble images that show a bright and festive…

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

Caterpillar Comet Poses for Pictures En Route to Mars

Now that's pure gorgeous. As Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring sidles towards its October 19th encounter with Mars, it's passing a trio of sumptuous…

6 years ago

Astronomers Find Evidence of a Strange Type of Star

One has never been spotted for sure in the wild jungle of strange stellar objects out there, but astronomers now…

7 years ago

Astronomers Uncover a Crime of Galactic Proportions

As the Milky Way rises over the horizon at the European Southern Observatory, its companion galaxies also come into view.…

8 years ago

We Are Stardust… We Are Cold Then

[/caption] When we think of stars, we might think of their building blocks as white hot... But that's not particularly…

9 years ago