Optical image of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Optical image of the Small Magellanic Cloud

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Caption: Optical image of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), an irregular satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. It lies about 200,000 light years from Earth. Many HII regions (bright smeared white areas) are present in SMC. They are formed by clouds of hydrogen lit up by young, hot stars. Many globular star clusters (small round objects) are scattered throughout SMC. SMC forms an interacting pair with the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The globular star cluster 47 Tucanae (NGC 104), at far centre right, is a member of our own galaxy.

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Keywords: 47 tucanae, astronomy, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, globular cluster, globular star cluster, milky way, ngc 104, satellite galaxy, science, small magellanic cloud, smc, star cluster, vis

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