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The Magellanic Clouds

  • B. E. Westerlund
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 187)

Abstract

The Magellanic Clouds continue to attract much interest. New data from observations at all wavelengths appear frequently and contribute valuable information regarding the Clouds as galaxies as well as their content of gas, dust and stellar generations. Detailed studies of individual objects and clusters add important clues to our knowledge of stellar evolution. Numerical simulations take us closer to understanding the interaction between the Small and the Large Clouds as well as between the Clouds and the Galaxy. Here, some recent results regarding the composition, structure and evolution of the Magellanic system are presented.

Key words

Magellanic Clouds evolution structure composition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Westerlund
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  1. 1.Astronomical ObservatoryUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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