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Small Magellanic Cloud Facts

Small Magellanic Cloud is a dwarf galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 199,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Tucana.

The Dwarf Galaxy's location is 00h 52m 44.8s (R.A.) and -79:49:43 (Dec.).

Small Magellanic Cloud has a radius of 3,500 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 7,000 light years. It would take a space ship 7,000 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.

Travel Time to Small 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)
Walking433,363,177,292,750.00
Car1201,112,105,909,758.33
Airbus A380736181,321,615,721.47
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269173,932,100,959.38
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5486,965,937,134.91
New Horizons Probe33,0004,044,021,490.03
Speed of Light670,616,629.00199,000.00

Fact File


NameSmall Magellanic Cloud
TypeDwarf Galaxy
ConstellationTucana
Right Ascension00h 52m 44.8s
Declination-79:49:43
Distance (Lt.Yr)199,000
Radius (Lt.Yr)3,500.00
Morphological TypedIrr D


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