Infrared image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (image) Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) Share Print E-Mail Caption Infrared image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) as obtained with the Spitzer Space Telescope. Upper inset: the comparison between the Spitzer/IRS spectrum (black solid line) of the star SSID 4486 and the best fit theoretical spectrum of a 5 solar mass AGB star (red solid line) surrounded by ~70 percent of iron dust; the green dashed line refers to the corresponding theoretical spectrum of the same model without iron dust. Lower inset: artist's impression of a giant AGB star ejecting matter to the interstellar medium. Credit LMC image: Aladin-software in Spitzer colors; Artistic image: Jaxa. 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.