Small Magellanic Cloud
(dwarf galaxy in the Local Group)
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)
is an galaxy
in the Local Group about 200,000 light-years away,
orbiting the Milky Way, about 160,000 light-years.
It has a diameter of about 7,000 light-years
and has several billion stars.
Both Magellanic Clouds were formerly considered irregular,
but is now classified as a type of spiral galaxy.
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Catalog of Azzopardi & Vigneau (AzV)
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Local Group (LG)