The Large Magellanic Cloud is taking tips from us – it’s been caught shredding a globular cluster it stole from elsewhere, just like our galaxy is known to do
The Hubble telescope has captured an image of a chaotic region of star formation located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The LMC is a satellite galaxy roughly one tenth the diameter of the Milky Way, with around one hundredth the mass... Continue...Show More Summary
This shot from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a maelstrom of glowing gas and dark dust within one of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
Behold N159, a turbulent stellar nursery comprised of glowing gas and dark dust. Located over 160,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, this type of nebula churns out some of the universe’s largest stars. Read more...
Thirty years ago, an exploding star 168,000 light years away appeared as a small pinpoint of light in the night sky. The supernova, known as SN 1987A, occurred in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. It was the result...Show More Summary
This image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows an emission nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) known as LHA 120-N55. Light coming from the blazing blue stars appears to be energizing gas which is left over from the stars’ recent formation. Often referred to as N55, this satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, is [...]Show More Summary
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope located at the Paranal Observatory, Chile has captured a stunning vista of an emission nebula known as LHA 120-N55, or N55 for short. The nebula is located in the Large Magellanic...Show More Summary
The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds have their stars all out of order, suggesting they only recently showed up on the Milky Way's doorstep
Star cluster R136 is only a few light-years across and is located in the Tarantula Nebula within the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 170 000 light-years away. The young cluster hosts many extremely massive, hot and luminous stars whose energy is...
First gamma-ray pulsar outside our own galaxy found in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The double star system was discovered by astronomers studying the Tarantula Nebula region of the Large Magellanic Cloud, the third closest galaxy to our Milky Way.
Planck satellite reveals one of our galaxy's nearest neighbours, 160,000 light years from Earth
We live in the Milky Way, a gigantic galactic disk of stars, gas, and dust. Our galaxy also has several smaller companion galaxies, mostly elliptical and irregular dwarf galaxies. One of them is called the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 160,000 light-years away. Show More Summary
Every now and again, I see a picture of an astronomical object that has me scratching my head. The image above is from Hubble Space Telescope, and shows a section of a nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy companion of our Milky Way. Show More Summary
In this image, an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0 is left behind after a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra...
This is SNR E0519-69.0, an expanding shell of debris around a star that exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. The red lines are the outer edges of the explosion (visible light) and the blue glow is the superhot gas (millions of degrees hot, in X-Ray). Read more...
In the latest discovery, a multinational team of astronomers working on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) telescopes found three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way. These are...
A multinational team of astronomers working on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) telescopes found three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way....Show More Summary
An image of the Large Magellanic Cloud taken in 2008 by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a large dark area slightly right of center that resembles the form of a seahorse. The image was taken in 2008 by Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 to celebrate telescope’s 100,00th orbit around the Earth. The dark area forming […]
Supernova SN1987A, first seen by observers in the Southern Hemisphere in 1987 when a giant star suddenly exploded at the edge of a nearby dwarf galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud has been probed by an Australian led team of...