Black Magellanic Cloud
Coalsack Coal"sack`, n. [Coal + 2d sack.] (Astron.) Any one of the spaces in the Milky Way which are very black, owing to the nearly complete absence of stars; esp., the large space near the Southern Cross sometimes called the {Black Magellanic Cloud}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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