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Bridge of stars

Bridge of stars


Date: 03 December 2020
Satellite: Gaia
Copyright: ESA/Gaia/DPAC; CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. Acknowledgements: S. Jordan, T. Sagristà, X. Luri et al (2020)

Data from Gaia's Early Data Release 3 shows how stars are being pulled from the Small Magellanic Cloud, and heading towards the adjacent Large Magellanic Cloud, forming a stellar bridge through space. Gaia EDR3 was made public on 3 December 2020.

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Last Update: 9 December 2020
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