Large Magellanic Cloud: Brightest Galaxy in Sky (Fact of the Day)

Large Magellanic Cloud
Large Magellanic Galaxy (LMC) is an irregular galaxy lies about 180,000 light years away in the Dorado Constellation. It has a diameter of about 15,000 light years and is roughly 1/100 as massive as our Milky Way Galaxy. It is the fourth largest galaxy in the Local Group. It has an apparent magnitude of 0.9, thus making it the brightest galaxy in the sky. It is also the site of the closest and brightest supernova in modern times (SN1987A).

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