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Great Magellanic Cloud. Shows in the Universe

Great Magellanic Cloud. Shows in the Universe

The brightest galaxy from our Milky Way is the Great Magellan (GNM). It is predominantly visible from the southern hemisphere, the GNM is the second nearest and neighboring galaxy of the Small Magellanic Cloud and is one of the eleven known dwarf galaxies that orbit our Milky Way.

The GNM is an irregular galaxy composed of a bar of old and red stars, clouds of young stars and a bright region of formation that is visible at the top of this image called the Tarantula Nebula. The brightest supernova of modern times, SN1987A, exploded in the GNM.

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