The Large Magellanic Cloud as taken by the Swift satellite's Ultraviolet/Optical telescope (image: NASA)
The Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud as seen by Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical telescope (image: NASA)
The UVOT's ultraviolet image (top) and an earlier visible light image of the LMC (bottom) (image: NASA)
The Ultraviolet/Optical telescope image of the Small Magellanic Cloud (image: NASA)
The LMC and SMC in visible light (image: NASA)
Data from NASA's Swift satellite has been used to create the highest-ever resolution images of our two nearest galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds. The detailed ultraviolet light surveys measure 160 and 55 megapixels, and cumulatively show some 1.25 million ultraviolet sources.
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