Thursday, April 16, 2009

Carina Dwarf

The Carina Dwarf Spheroidal is a dwarf galaxy which is satellite to the Milky Way from which it is receding at 230 km/s. The Carina Dwarf was discovered in 1977 with the UK Schmidt Telescope. It may have formed several billion years after the formation of the other satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. Its older stars are younger than 7 billion years.