AstroTalk Episode January 21, 2016

The Large Magellanic Cloud

3:00pm - 3:30pm

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC & SMC) are 2 irregular dwarf galaxies that are part of the local group of galaxies. The LMC & SMC orbit our Milky Way galaxy, and because of this, they are currently being shredded or torn apart by the gravitational tidal forces that the Milky Way exert on them. These galaxies can only be viewed in the southern hemisphere. Features and interesting facts about the LMC & SMC will be discussed.