Magellanic streams

Today was catch-up day so not much work got done, but I did manage to learn a lot about the Magellanic Clouds and stream from one and a half seminars by Gurtina Besla (Harvard). Her view, which is pretty convincing, is that the clouds fell in late, and the stream is caused by a tidal interaction between the clouds, not between each cloud and the Milky Way.

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