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Large Magellanic Cloud, variant

Large Magellanic Cloud, variant

Edited European Southern Observatory image of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Inverted grayscale variant.

Original caption: ESO’s VISTA telescope reveals a remarkable image of the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our nearest galactic neighbours. VISTA has been surveying this galaxy and its sibling the Small Magellanic Cloud, as well as their surroundings, in unprecedented detail. This survey allows astronomers to observe a large number of stars, opening up new opportunities to study stellar evolution, galactic dynamics, and variable stars.

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Photo taken on 14 September 2019 (© sjrankin / Flickr)

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