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Magellanic Clouds

MAGELLANIC CLOUDS (named after Ferdinand Magellan), two cloud-like condensations of stars in the southern constellation of Mensa about 69 S. Dec. and between 5 and 5 40' of R. A. They are remarkable in the resemblance of their stars as regards spectra and physical constitution to the stars of the Milky Way, though entirely detached from that object.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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