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Fornax Dwarf




Fornax Dwarf
A dwarf spheroidal galaxy that orbits the Milky Way at a distance of about 450,000 light-years from the galactic center; it lies in the constellation Fornax. Discovered in 1938, at the same time as the Sculptor Dwarf, it has a mass of about 20 million solar masses and has at least six globular clusters orbiting it.


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