Milky Way and moonlit clouds

Milky Way and moonlit clouds

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Milky Way and moonlit clouds. View of the southern Milky Way (diagonal, upper centre) in the night sky, showing Jupiter, and the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), with moonlit clouds below. The LMC is an irregular dwarf galaxy that is around 170,000 light years away in the constellations of Dorado and Mensa. The LMC is about 50,000 light years wide. Visible in the skies of the southern hemisphere, this galaxy is part of the Local Group of galaxies that includes the Milky Way. Photographed from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, in April 2017.

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