Neighbour Galaxy

The Small Magellanic Cloud NGC 292 with Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae ….. morning sky 4 January 2013. At a distance of 200,000 light years, The SMC is the Milky Way's fourth nearest neighbour. The SMC has a diameter of about 7,000 light years and contains several hundred million stars. It has a total mass of approximately 7 billion Suns.

Small Magellanic Cloud

 


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