Small Magellanic Cloud, also known as Nubecula Minor, SMC, NGC 292 or PGC 3085, is a dwarf irregular galaxy located in both The Tucana Constellation (Toucan Constellation) and The Hydrus Constellation (Hydra Constellation). Small Magellanic Cloud is located 200,00 Light Years from Earth. Small Magellanic Cloud has a mass of Seven Billion Solar Masses and a diameter of 7000 Light Years. Small Magellanic Cloud is one of the closest intergalactic neighbors to The Milky Way Galaxy (Our Galaxy) and can be seen in the night sky by The Naked Eye!
Profile of Small Magellanic Cloud
SMC was discovered in Ancient Times by The Native Peoples of The South Sea, Australia and Persia. It is believed by Astronomer Today that Small Magellanic Cloud was once a barred spiral galaxy due to observations of a central bar structure of some sorts within Small Magellanic Cloud. Both Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud are connect via a bridge of gas. This shows evidence for there being tidal interaction of LMC and SMC. Both LMC and SMC have a common feature of having neutral hydrogen. This gives evidence of a long-term bondage of the two galaxies.
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