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 NASAs Hubble Space Telescope Establishes Accurate New
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Establishes Accurate New Distance Measurement To Neighboring Galaxy

February 5, 2005
Recent observations of the remnants of Supernova 1987A, conducted with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have provided an unexpected bonus - an accurate determination of the absolute distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, located in the southern hemisphere.