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U-M astronomers confirm collision between two Milky Way satellite galaxies

25 Oct 2018, 16:50 UTC
U-M astronomers confirm collision between two Milky Way satellite galaxies ESA/Hubble

If you’re standing in the Southern Hemisphere on a clear night, you can see two luminous clouds offset from the Milky Way.

These clouds of stars are satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, called the Small Magellanic Cloud and the Large Magellanic Cloud, or SMC and LMC.

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