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All-sky view of the Magellanic Stream (radio/visible-light)

All-sky view of the Magellanic Stream (radio/visible-light)

Date: 08 August 2013
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Large Magellanic Cloud, Magellanic Stream, Small Magellanic Cloud, Milky Way
Copyright: David L. Nidever, et al., NRAO/AUI/NSF and Mellinger, Leiden/Argentine/Bonn Survey, Parkes Observatory, Westerbork Observatory, and Arecibo Observatory

This image shows a long ribbon of gas called the Magellanic Stream, which stretches nearly halfway around the Milky Way.

In this combined radio and visible-light image, the gaseous stream is shown in pink. The radio observations are taken from the Leiden/Argentine/Bonn (LAB) Survey. The Milky Way is the light blue band in the centre of the image. The brown clumps are interstellar dust clouds in our galaxy. The Magellanic Clouds, satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, are the white regions at the bottom right.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
15-Jun-2024 06:58 UT

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