Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy – Best in Brightness


The Large Magellanic Cloud is a nearby irregular galaxy and a satellite of the Milky way.  It is the brightest visible galaxy from earth. It has a mass equivalent to approximately 10 billion times the mass of our Sun (1010  solar masses), making it roughly 1/100 as massive as the Milky Way.

It is visible as a faint “cloud” in the night sky of the southern hemisphere.  It is unlike most galaxies which are visible only with the aid of a telescope.