Definitions for magellanic clouds
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word magellanic clouds
collectively, the pair of galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud; also sometimes includes the Magellanic Bridge and Magellanic Stream.
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
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
two masses of stars and nebulæ seen in the southern hemisphere, not far from the South Pole.
Find a translation for the magellanic clouds definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these magellanic clouds definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"magellanic clouds." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/magellanic clouds>.