Ground Image of Large Magellanic Cloud

This is an image of a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way named the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The galaxy contains the largest and most prolific star forming region known in our galaxy, 30 Doradus.

Credit:

D. Malin Copyright (c) Anglo-Australian Observatory

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0932h
Type:Observation
Release date:15 December 2009, 15:00
Size:2911 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Type : Variable : Irregular
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years


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