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    SUMMARY: The most recent image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows the delicate looking remnants from a supernova explosion in our nearest galaxy. The remnant, called LMC N 49, is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the supernova would have been visible several thousand years ago. At the core of the object is a rapidly-spinning neutron star which has a magnetic field a quadrillion times stronger than the Earth's field; objects like this are called magnetars.


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    How many stars are estimated to be in the LMC (&SMC for that matter), compared to say the Milky Way & Andromeda galaxies.

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