The Carina Dwarf is a dwarf galaxy that orbits our own Milky
Way Galaxy; it was discovered in 1977 and lies 330,000 light-years from
the galactic center in the constellation Carina.
The Carina Dwarf appears to have formed several billion years after the
other satellite galaxies of the
Milky Way, its oldest stars dating back no more than about 7 billion years.