The Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud
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Jesús Peláez Aguado
Description
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is an irregular galaxy located 160,000 light years away in the Swordfish constellation. It has about 10,000 stars and ah approximate diameter of 35,000 light years. It is the fourth largest galaxy in the Local Group. It is believed that, in the past, it was a barred spiral galaxy ripped apart by the Milky Way?s powerful attraction. At present, it is orbiting our galactic center.