Magellanic Bridge

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Not to be confused with Magellanic Stream.
Magellanic Bridge
interstellar cloud
H I region
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension 03h 11m
Declination −77.5°
See also: Lists of nebulae

The Magellanic Bridge is a stream of neutral hydrogen that links the two Magellanic Clouds.[1] It is mostly a low-metallicity gas feature, though a few stars have been found inside it.[2][3] It should not be confused with the Magellanic Stream, which links the Magellanic Clouds to the Milky Way. It was discovered in 1963 by J. V. Hindman et al.[4]


  1. ^ Putman, M. E. (2013). "The Magellanic System's Interactive Formations" (Free PDF download). Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 17: 1. Bibcode:2000PASA...17....1P. doi:10.1071/AS00001. 
  2. ^ Lehner, Nicolas. "FUSE Observations of the Magellanic Bridge." (Abstract) American Astronomical Society, (199th AAS Meeting, #65.06); Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 33, p.1408.
  3. ^ Lehner, NNicolas "FUSE Observations of the Magellanic Bridge Gas toward Two Early-Type Stars: Molecules, Physical Conditions, and Relative Abundance." arXiv preprint astro-ph/0206250 (2002)
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