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Image: Hubble's bubbles in the Tarantula Nebula

At a distance of just 160,000 light-years, the Large Magellanic Cloud is one of the Milky Way's closest companions. It is also home to one of the largest and most intense regions of active star formation known to exist anywhere in our galactic neighborhood—the Tarantula Nebula. Show More Summary

Image: A stormy stellar nursery

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.

Astronomers Find Mysterious Magnetic ‘Bridge’ Between Galaxies

An international team of astronomers has discovered a mysterious magnetic ‘bridge’ linking our two nearest neighboring galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC) which are each close to 200,000 light-years away from Earth. The magnetic bridge stretches for over 75,000 light-years between the two...

Hubble Spots Possible Remains Of Supernova Survivor

8 months agoNews : The Lookout

A sun-like star in the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 160,000 light-years away, showed signs of association with a Type Ia supernova.

Search for stellar survivor of a supernova explosion

(ESA/Hubble Information Centre) Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe the remnant of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Beyond just delivering a beautiful image, Hubble may well have traced the surviving remains of the exploded star's companion.

This Changes Everything: Australian Scientists Just Found Young Stars With Old Stars

An Australian study of star clusters located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbouring galaxy to the Milky Way, has revealed 15 stars that were much younger than other stars within the same cluster. This has thrown a real spanner in the works in regards to how we thought stars evolved. More »      

Two Galaxies Got Into a Fight and the Result Was Breathtaking

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A long time ago in two galaxies far, far away, there was quite the kerfuffle. New research suggests that about 200 million years ago, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way located 160,000 lightyears from Earth, got into an intergalactic altercation with its younger sibling, the Small… Read more...

Intergalactic collision birthed a sparkling ring of young stars

The Large Magellanic Cloud is encircled by bright young stars that are likely to have formed after another galaxy powered past, compressing gas

Astronomers discover molecular and atomic clouds associated with a superbubble in LMC

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has uncovered molecular and atomic gas clouds associated with the superbubble known as 30 Doradus C, which is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The findings were presented Jan. 8 on the arXiv pre-print repository.

2016's best bits: breakthroughs in science

From the discovery of gravitational waves to a promising male contraceptive, it was a groundbreaking year for science It came from beyond the Large Magellanic Cloud. The signal, a mere 20 milliseconds long, captured the moment when two...Show More Summary

Astronomers discover a potential new satellite of the Large Magellanic Cloud

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers, led by Nicolas Martin of the Observatory of Strasbourg in France, has detected a new, very faint stellar system, designated SMASH 1. This compac, very faint system could be a satellite of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The findings are reported in a paper published Sept. 19 on arXiv.org.

Young Star In Nearby Galaxy Creates Complex Molecules

A young star in the Large Magellanic Cloud has formed a hot molecular core where interesting chemistry is just beginning.

Milky Way’s baby brother caught copying its star shredding habit

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

Hubble snaps satellite galaxy bursting with star formation

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

Image: Hubble peers into the Large Magellanic Cloud

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).

This Churning Nebula Is a Massive Star Factory

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Scientists are peering millions of years back in time to get an inside look at one of the most violent processes in the universe

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

Cosmic Wonders – Stellar Ornamentation Inside A Superbubble

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

Very Large Telescope spies colorful nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Milky Way’s nearest galaxies may be new to the neighbourhood

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

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