Magellanic Stream

Milky Way

Astronomers Find Stars Cast Away from Galactic Neighbors

After decades of searching, scientists have found stars accompanying the gas streaming from two smaller galaxies that orbit our Milky Way.

Image of Small Magellanic Cloud

Galaxies

Evidence Mounts for a Magellanic Collision

Astronomers have suspected for some time that the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds collided in the recent past. The Gaia space telescope provides striking new evidence for a head-on collision.

Magellanic Clouds

Galaxies

Astronomers Discover Magnetic Bridge Between Magellanic Clouds

A magnetic field appears to span the space between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two dwarf galaxies being consumed by our Milky Way Galaxy.