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How Many Galaxies are in Our Group?

• arclein

The Local Group's remaining members include irregulars, ellipticals, and dwarf galaxies of various shapes, most of which are quite small. The two big guys on the block, Andromeda and the Milky Way, each have an entourage of satellite galaxies. Andromeda hosts ellipticals M32 and NGC 205, dwarf elliptical NGC 147, and a slew of dwarf spheroidal galaxies including NGC 185 and Andromeda I, II, III, V, VI, VII, IX, and X ?" just to name a few.