Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Draco Dwarf

The Draco Dwarf is a spheroidal galaxy which is situated in the direction of the Draco Constellation at 34.6°. It belongs to the Local Group and is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way galaxy. The Draco Dwarf was discovered by Albert George Wilson of Lowell Observatory in 1954.

It is one of the faintest companions to our Milky Way. The Draco Dwarf galaxy may potentially hold large amounts of dark matter.