Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy
(CMa Dwarf, Canis Major Overdensity, CMa Overdensity)
(small irregular galaxy in the Local Group)
Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy is a small
irregular galaxy in the Local Group with about a billion
stars. Its percentage of red giants is high.
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 do not classify it as a galaxy
and it is also cited as the Canis Major Overdensity (CMa Overdensity).
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|~0||8kpc||25.0kly||Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy|
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Referenced by pages:
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Local Group (LG)
Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (Sgr dE)