Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy

The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy is an elliptical galaxy that belongs to the Local Group and is satellite of the Milky Way. It is roughly 10,000 light-years in diameter, and is about 70,000 light-years away from Earth. The Sagittarious Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy travels in a polar orbit at a distance of about 50,000 light-years from the core of the Milky Way. It contains the brightest globular cluster known in the universe, the Messier M54.