LMC in IR and Radio

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a satellite of the Milky Way containing about 30 billion stars. In this combined radio and near infrared view the LMC’s cool and warm dust are shown in green and blue, respectively, and hydrogen gas in red. The image is composed of data from the European Space Agency Herschel and Planck missions; two retired NASA missions, the Infrared Astronomy Survey and Cosmic Background Explorer; and the ground-based Parkes, ATCA, and Mopra radio telescopes.

Image Credits: ESA / NASA / NASA-JPL / Caltech ; Christopher Clark (STScI) / S. Kim (Sejong University) / T. Wong (UIUC)

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