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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.

Characteristics:


(galaxy,Local Group)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canis_Major_Dwarf_Galaxy
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/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

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