LMC and Companion Galaxy Merger (video) International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (blue) and a counter-rotating dwarf galaxy (red) as they merge over 1.4 billion years. The direction of rotation for each galaxy has been highlighted by a selected star (yellow). Credit Ben Armstrong, ICRAR/UWA. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.