Under the wings of a small Magellanic Cloud

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors.

NGC 411: The open cluster of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Globular clusters are approximate spherical collections of old stars, with around 150 of them scattered around our Milky Way galaxy.

Buckyballs found in another galaxy

Astronomers have discovered buckyballs in another galaxy for the first time, lending weight to the theory that they may have been responsible for the arrival on Earth of chemicals key to the origin of life.