Magellanic Cloud

Definitions of Magellanic Cloud
  1. noun
    either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole
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    extragalactic nebula, galaxy
    (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
    types:
    Large Magellanic Cloud
    the larger of the two Magellanic Clouds visible from the southern hemisphere
    Small Magellanic Cloud
    the smaller of the two Magellanic Clouds visible from the southern hemisphere
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