Astrophysics (index)

Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy

(CMa Dwarf)
(small irregular galaxy in the Local Group)

Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy is a small irregular Galaxy in the Local Group (LG) with about a billion stars tending toward Red Giants. It is thought to be the closest galaxy to the Milky Way, about 25,000 light-years from Earth. It was discovered in 2003.

Some consider it not to be a galaxy.


(galaxy,Local Group)
/Lookback Years
~08kpc25.0klyCanis Major Dwarf Galaxy

Referenced by:
Astronomical Quantities
Dwarf Galaxy
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Local Group (LG)
Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (Sgr dE)
Satellite Galaxy