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.


D. Malin Copyright (c) Anglo-Australian Observatory

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
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
Distance:170000 light years
Category:Star Clusters

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