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  1. Magellanic Clouds(ProperNoun)

    collectively, the pair of galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud; also sometimes includes the Magellanic Bridge and Magellanic Stream.

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  1. Magellanic Clouds

    The two Magellanic Clouds are irregular dwarf galaxies visible from the southern hemisphere, which are members of our Local Group and may be orbiting our Milky Way galaxy. Because they both show signs of a bar structure, they are often reclassified as Magellanic spiral galaxies. The two galaxies are: ⁕Large Magellanic Cloud ⁕Small Magellanic Cloud

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  1. Magellanic Clouds

    two masses of stars and nebulæ seen in the southern hemisphere, not far from the South Pole.


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