I was just flipping through some (not so) old Sky&T magazines and came across this..."the Magellanic Clouds are moving so fast that they can't be gravitationally bound to our Milky Way Galaxy--instead, they are first time visitors".
I don't remember ever knowing that but maybe I did and then forgot. Since they are not gravitationally bound does that mean the Magellanic Clouds are not considered satellites and are not listed as such after 2012? How many satellites galaxies do we have?
The quote was in the June 2015 issue...page 23 by Govert Schilling and he was referring to an earlier piece in the Oct 2012 Sky&T...page 28
Edited by CygnuS, 07 August 2019 - 06:55 PM.