Friday, August 26, 2011

astro picture for the day

ESO picture of the large star factory in the large magellanic cloud.  The LMC is one of two dwarf galaxies that are being gravitationaly taken in by our Milky way galaxy.  Recently, astronomers have realized that they are just part of what they are now calling a magellanic stream.  As the Milky Way gravitationaly interacts with this stream, it will create more star bursts which we'll call irregular galaxies.

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