Posts tagged dwarf galaxies
This is the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy that orbits the Milky Way. It may be small, but our in-house astronomer and BBC astronomy presenter Mark Thompson explains how we can spot the LMC (and other galactic tiddlers) from our backyard…
For the amateur astronomer, there are some great examples of dwarf galaxies that can be seen in the sky, some requiring a good pair of binoculars and a couple just the naked eye.
This incredible slideshow by Space Editor Ian O’Neill.
Image: The first stars in the Universe doused the cosmos in ionizing radiation, beginning the “reionization era.” Credits: SLAC/KIPAC, John Wise and Tom Abel (simulation), Ralf Kaehler (visualization).