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Milky Way's satellite galaxies

The Milky Way Galaxy has several smaller galaxies gravitationally bound to it, as part of the Milky Way subgroup. This subgroup is part of the local galaxy cluster, the Local Group.

Name
(in distance)
Diameter (ly) orbital
radius
(ly)
Type Discovered
I Canis Major Dwarf - 25,000 Irr 2003
II Sagittarius Dwarf - 81,000 Irr 1994
III LMC - 160,000 Irr 1519
IV SMC - 190,000 Irr 1519
V Ursa Major II Dwarf - 200,000 - 2006
VI Ursa Minor Dwarf - 205,500 dE4 1954
VII Draco Dwarf - 248,000 dE0 1954
VIII Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy - 254,000 dE3 1937
IX Sextans Dwarf - 257,500 dE3 1990
X Carina Dwarf - 283,500 dE3 1977
XI Ursa Major I Dwarf - 330,000 - 2005
XII Fornax Dwarf - 427,000 dE2 1938
XIII Leo II - 701,000 dE0 1950
XIV Leo I - 890,000 dE3 1950

Clickable map

Image:Satellite_Galaxies.JPG|frame|center|Milky Way's satellite galaxies (clickable map)

rect 289 219 352 251 Milky Way rect 319 252 380 281 Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy rect 187 81 229 113 Sextans Dwarf rect 168 273 249 318 Large Magellanic Cloud rect 229 326 288 368 Small Magellanic Cloud rect 297 376 352 407 Sculptor Dwarf rect 183 446 234 476 Fornax Dwarf rect 107 297 150 332 Carina Dwarf rect 296 107 339 144 Bootes Dwarf rect 336 180 408 196 Ursa Major II rect 357 40 423 59 Ursa Major I rect 370 110 428 142 Ursa Minor Dwarf rect 430 119 470 154 Drwaco Dwarf

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