Tag: Magellanic Clouds

The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

Magellanic Clouds, the galactic neighbors of the Milky Way, have picked up the rate of their star formation. The Small and Large Magellanic Clouds are the closest companion galaxies of the Milky Way. Both of these galactic neighbors are named after Ferdinand Magellan, the man who led the first European expedition to circumnavigate the world.…

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Messier 94 is Lacking Galactic Neighbors

Messier 94 is Lacking Galactic Neighbors

According to a recent study conducted at the University of Michigan, Messier 94 has only 2 satellite galaxies. Astronomers have long known that the Milky Way has around 10 smaller, satellite galaxies around it. Each of these galaxies has at least a million stars and this number can increase up to a billion in case…

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