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Large Magellanic Cloud Facts

Large Magellanic Cloud Facts Dwarf Galaxy in Dorado

Large Magellanic Cloud is a dwarf galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 163,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Dorado.

The Dwarf Galaxy's location is 05h 23m 34.5s (R.A.) and -69:45:22 (Dec.).

Large Magellanic Cloud has a radius of 7,000 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 14,000 light years. It would take a space ship 14,000 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.

The Large Magellanic cloud is a dwarf galaxy that is a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. There is another Magellanic Cloud, the aptly named Small Magellanic Cloud.

Travel Time to Large Magellanic Cloud

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A380736148,519,715,389.95
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269142,466,997,268.23
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5471,233,405,793.92
New Horizons Probe33,0003,312,439,712.94
Speed of Light670,616,629.00163,000.00

Fact File

NameLarge Magellanic Cloud
TypeBarred Spiral Galaxy
Right Ascension05h 23m 34.5s
Distance (Lt.Yr)163,000
Radius (Lt.Yr)7,000.00
Morphological TypeSB(s)m D
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

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