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Nature volume 127, page 380 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



Mapping the Larger Magellanic Cloud.—A recent Daily Science News Bulletin issued by Science Service, Washington, D.C., gives a summary of a paper by Prof. H. Shapley read before the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the recent Cleve land meeting; he stated that a detailed map of the larger cloud is being prepared; the cloud contains 200,000 giant and supergiant stars, each more than 150 times as bright as the sun, and more than 2000 stars that are each more than 10,000 times as bright as the sun.

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