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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Scientists believe that the Small Magellanic Cloud, 30 Doradus' companion galaxy, may have contributed to its star-making activity. 
On a dark night, look for the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) between Achernar and the Pointers.
Caption: BLAZES OF GLORY Left: The only classical globular cluster in the Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 121 glitters with an abundance of hot, blue stars.
IANS | Canberra A dwarf galaxy near the Milky Way called the Small Magellanic Cloud is slowly dying from gradual loss of energy to form stars, said a study by Australian astronomers published on Tuesday.
Sitting in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, HV 2112 is the first T ZO to be seen.
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.
It is too cute, too happy in a book in which she threatens to release the pie-eating dog "into the world to remind you how the animal/ always comes back to haunt us and how the new/ days are just the old days, starting right about now." This same strategy of child-like lyricism that underscores a smiley-face unreality is also found in "The Magellanic Clouds," which concludes: Loving us, loving us, loving us, the Small Magellanic Cloud puzzles the astronomers because it seems to have no purpose.
A line drawn from Canopus through the LMC and extended allows the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) to be located.
As the pair circled ever closer to each other, the smaller galaxy's tail of gas was swept farther and farther away, a finding that supports a study earlier this year that fingerprinted the gas streaming from the Magellanic Clouds into the Milky Way as belonging to the Small Magellanic Cloud.

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