Small Magellanic Cloud

Cosmic Noon was Billions of Years ago, When Many Galaxies Were Filled With Star-Forming Nebulae Like This

You’re looking at NGC 346, a star cluster 210 light years away that is energetically pumping out brand new stars…

2 weeks ago

Hubble Sees a Glittering Jewel in the Small Magellanic Cloud. But the Jewel is Disappearing

As far as we know, nobody lives in our neighbour, the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC.) So it's okay to point…

2 months ago

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…

1 year 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

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 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

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…

3 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…

5 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…

6 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…

6 years ago