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The small cluster of more than 40 member galaxies to which the Milky Way galaxy belongs. The other major members are the spiral galaxies M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) and M33. Most members are small (or dwarf) elliptical or irregular galaxies[1].

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Sextans BSextans AMilky WayLeo I (dwarf galaxy)Canes DwarfLeo II (dwarf galaxy)NGC 6822Phoenix DwarfTucana DwarfWolf-Lundmark-MelotteCetus DwarfIC 1613SagDIGAquarius DwarfTriangulum GalaxyNGC 185NGC 147IC 10Andromeda GalaxyM110Leo ANGC 3109Antlia DwarfLGS 3Pegasus DwarfAndromeda IIAndromeda IIIAndromeda ILocal Group
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Local Group (clickable map)


References

  1. ^ Rees, Martin (ed.) (2008). Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780756636708. 
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