This animation illustrates the rotation rate of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Hubble Space Telescope observations have determined that the central part of the LMC completes a rotation every 250 million years. Hence, it takes more than 10 million years for even the small amount of rotation illustrated here.
Acknowlegment: S. Guisard (http://sguisard.astrosurf.com/)
Publication: February 18, 2014