Small Magellanic Cloud


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Noun1.Small Magellanic Cloud - the smaller of the two Magellanic Clouds visible from the southern hemisphere
Magellanic Cloud - either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole
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This idea also explains why the galaxy, though only somewhat less luminous than the Small Magellanic Cloud, has a sharply lower oxygen level.
Sitting in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, HV 2112 is the first T ZO to be seen.
A line from Canopus through the LMC points to the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Much of this time was spent at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, where he worked with the McClean telescope on photographic and photometric observations of the Small Magellanic Cloud, including its Cepheids.
Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) - The SMC is a dwarf galaxy, much smaller than our galaxy, and it is one of our nearest galactic neighbours.
To his surprise, he uncovered another one a little less than 230,000 light years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy that orbits our own Milky Way.
Loving us, loving us, loving us, the Small Magellanic Cloud puzzles the astronomers because it seems to have no purpose.
The Small Magellanic Cloud is a dwarf galaxy, with only a fraction of the number of stars our own galaxy contains, that is one of our closest neighbors.
A line drawn from Canopus through the LMC and extended allows the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) to be located.
Now, new Hubble observations reveal that most of the gas was stripped from the Small Magellanic Cloud about 2 billion years ago, and a second region of the stream originated more recently from the Large Magellanic Cloud.
New Hubble observations reveal most of the gas was stripped from the Small Magellanic Cloud about 2 billion years ago, and a second region of the stream originated more recently from the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a dwarf galaxy at a distance of about 200,000 light-years, making it one of the most distant objects that you can see with the naked eye.

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