Ground-Based view of the Large Magellanic Cloud

From ground-based telescopes, the glowing gaseous debris surrounding dying, sun-like stars in a nearby galaxy, called the Large Magellanic Cloud, appear as small, shapeless dots of light.


D. Malin, Anglo-Australian Observatory/Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, Scotland

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:9 March 2000, 07:00
Size:963 x 773 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 05240-6948, Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Distance:170000 light years

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