Small Magellanic Cloud

Small Magellanic Cloud
An irregular galaxy, a satellite of Milky Way.

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  • Small Magellanic Cloud — Small Magellanic Cloud. Source: Digitized Sky Survey 2 Observation data (J2000 epoch) …   Wikipedia

  • Small Magellanic Cloud — Petit Nuage de Magellan Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nuage (homonymie) et Magellan. Petit Nuage de Magellan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Small Magellanic Cloud — Die Große Magellansche Wolke NGC 346 in der Kleinen Magellanschen Wolke Die Magellanschen Wolken sind zwei irreguläre Zwerggalaxien in nächster Nachbarschaft zur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Small Magellanic Cloud — noun the smaller of the two Magellanic Clouds visible from the southern hemisphere • Hypernyms: ↑Magellanic Cloud …   Useful english dictionary

  • Magellanic cloud — Astron. either of two irregular galactic clusters in the southern heavens that are the nearest independent star system to the Milky Way. [1675 85] * * * Either of two irregular companion galaxies of the Milky Way Galaxy, named for Ferdinand… …   Universalium

  • Magellanic Cloud — n. each of two galaxies visible in the southern sky. Etymology: F. Magellan, Port. explorer d. 1521 * * * noun either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole • Instance Hypernyms: ↑galaxy,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Magellanic cloud — Mag′ellan′ic cloud′ n. astron. either of two small galaxies in the S skies: nearest independent star systems to the Milky Way • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Magellanic Cloud — noun Etymology: Ferdinand Magellan Date: circa 1686 either of the two small galaxies that appear as conspicuous patches of light near the south celestial pole and are companions to the Milky Way galaxy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Large Magellanic Cloud — The Large Magellanic Cloud Observation data (J2000 epoch) Constellation Dorado/Mensa …   Wikipedia

  • Magellanic Clouds — The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The two Magellanic Clouds (or Nubeculae Magellani[1]) are irregular dwarf galaxies visible in the southern hemisphere, which are …   Wikipedia

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