Cosmic Fireworks in the Clouds:Volunteer Detectives Sought for Magellanic Clouds Cluster Search

A portrait of the night sky taken from Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile showing the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (upper and center left, respectively) with the Blanco 4-m telescope (lower right). The Blanco hosts the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was used to obtain the SMASH survey images of the Magellanic Clouds used by the Local Group Cluster Search. Inset images zoom in on three star-forming regions in the Large Magellanic Cloud as seen in SMASH survey images, showing strong emission from hot gas that surrounds newborn young massive stars.

Credit:

Anja von der Linden / Stony Brook University; Inset: SMASH survey)

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Release date:March 27, 2019
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