10. Segue 2


One of the smallest known galaxies, a satellite of the Milky Way.

  • distance from the Earth: 114,000 light years
  • date of discovery: 2009

9. Reticulum II


Satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

  • distance from the Earth: 102,000 light years
  • date of discovery: 2015

8. Triangulum II


One of the darkest dwarf galaxies.

  • distance from the Earth: 98,400 light years
  • date of discovery: 2015

7. Ursa Major II Dwarf


Dwarf spheroidal galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major.

  • distance from the Earth: 98,000 light years
  • date of discovery: 2006

6. Carina III


Satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

  • distance from the Earth: 90,600 light years

5. Strzelec karłowaty Sphr SagDEG


A dwarf elliptical or nodular galaxy located in the constellation Sagittarius.

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  • distance from the Earth: 85,000 light years
  • date of discovery: 1994

4. Segue 1


A very small and ultra-dark Milky Way satellite galaxy belonging to the constellation Leo.

  • distance from the Earth: 75,000 light years
  • date of discovery: 2006

3. Tucana III


Satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

  • distance from the Earth: 74,700 light years

2. Draco II


Satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

  • distance from the Earth: 70,010 light years

1. Canis Major Dwarf


Dwarf irregular galaxy located in the constellation Canis Major.

  • distance from the Earth: 25,000 light years
  • distance from the center of the Milky Way: 42,000 light years
  • year of discovery: 2003