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Galactic Tug of War: Milky Way is Being Pulled and Deformed by a Smaller Neighbouring Galaxy, New Study Finds | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com – The Weather Channel

Scientists believe this neighbouring galaxy intruded into the Milky Way’s boundary around 700 million years ago—which is fairly recent by cosmological standards….

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The Milky Way galaxy, wherein our own Solar System and several other stars and planets reside, is being actively pulled, twisted, and deformed with extreme violence by the gravitational force of a smaller galaxy, new research has found.
This smaller galaxy, named the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), is the second- or third-closest galaxy to the Milky Way. Visible as a faint cloud in the southern hemisphere’s night skies, it was also sighted by its namesake: the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan….

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