Magellanic Clouds

The Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud are companion galaxies of the Milky Way. They are visible only from the southern hemisphere. They appear to be gravitationally bound to the Milky Way, so that they orbit it. Each is less than 200,000 light-years away, making them some of our closest known galactic neighbors.

Radio Programs

Magellanic Collision New stars from a galactic collision Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Magellanic Clouds A new view of two close neighbors Monday, July 14, 2014
Megastars “Megastars” in a nearby galaxy Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Galactic Thief A case of galactic thievery Saturday, June 15, 2013
Satellite Galaxies Satellite galaxies for the Milky Way Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Supernova 1987A, III A picture-perfect stellar explosion Thursday, February 23, 2012
Supernova 1987A, II Hunting for an elusive neutron star Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Supernova 1987A Blasting a giant star to bits Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Stellar Heavyweight Bulked-up stars in a nearby galaxy Sunday, October 17, 2010
Galactic Bridge Building a bridge between galaxies Monday, March 15, 2010
Tarantula Nebula Stellar "eggs" from a tarantula Monday, May 25, 2009
Magnetars Energizing the solar system Thursday, March 5, 2009
Back in the Empire A galactic colony returns to the fold Thursday, January 15, 2009

Featured Images

Magellanic clouds above the ALMA radio telescope array
Cloudy Neighbors Monday, July 14, 2014
View of the 30 Doradus star cluster and the massive binary system R144
Megastars Tuesday, July 9, 2013
A supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Double Suicide? Monday, April 9, 2012
Space-based infrared view of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Busy Neighbor Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Hubble Space Telescope images of the aftermath of Supernova 1987A
Wave of Destruction Thursday, February 23, 2012
Hubble Space Telescope image of the aftermath of Supernova 1987A
Stellar Ghost Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Visible and X-ray image of a supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Holiday Decoration Thursday, December 16, 2010
A multi-spectral view of a supernova remnant in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Life from Death Friday, September 17, 2010
The remains of a supernova explosion form complex loops and filaments in this co
Colorful Aftermath Thursday, May 27, 2010
Festival of Stars Friday, December 18, 2009
Dreamland Monday, August 18, 2008
Clearing Out the Neighborhood Tuesday, January 9, 2007
New View of a Neighbor Sunday, September 10, 2006
Bright Spider Tuesday, May 16, 2006


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