mrt 152014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Large Magellanic Cloud

  March 15, 2014 The LMC, an irregular dwarf galaxy in Dorado Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is an irregular dwarf galaxy, and a satellite of our Milky Way galaxy. It is only some 14,000 light-years across , and is located about 163,000 light-years away from the Earth in [continue reading]

aug 232012
 
Our Milky Way System has Two Twins!

  Research presented today at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe. This image shows one of the two ‘exact matches’ to the Milky Way system found in the survey. The larger galaxy, denoted GAMA202627, [continue reading]