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The Magellanic Clouds Both the LMC and SMC were named after the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) who mistakenly believed they were clouds. While […]

A Terrible Beauty Is Born The LMC wandered into our Milky Way’s neighborhood approximately 1.5 billion years ago, and now it circles […]

The Dark Side The mysterious dark matter is believed to consist of exotic non-atomic particles that do not interact with electromagnetic radiation. […]

Water From “Out Of This World” Models illustrating the formation of our Solar System indicate that the deuterium to hydrogen ratio […]

A moon is a natural body that orbits around a planet. It is kept in its orbit by both the […]

Solar Nursery Our Solar System emerged from mixed fragments composed of lingering relics from the long-dead, nuclear-fusing furnaces of older […]