Kōrero: Night sky

Large and Small Magellanic Clouds

Large and Small Magellanic Clouds

The two smudgy areas in the southern night sky are not clouds, but companion galaxies of the Milky Way. They contain thousands of stars, star clusters and nebulae, all bound together by gravitational forces.

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Starry Night Photography
Photograph by Chris Picking

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Night sky - Galaxies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7925/large-and-small-magellanic-clouds (accessed 23 September 2020)

He kōrero nā John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006