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List of nearest galaxies
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List of nearest galaxies

This list of the nearest galaxies to Earth is ordered by increasing distance. Many of the distances are only rough estimates, and some may be incorrect by 50% or more. Therefore, the distance ranking in this list should be seen only as approximate. Distances are given in light years (ly).

  1. Milky Way Galaxy - home galaxy of Earth
  2. Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy - 25,000 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  3. Sagittarius Dwarf - 81,000 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  4. Large Magellanic Cloud - 160,000 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  5. Small Magellanic Cloud - 190,000 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  6. Ursa Minor Dwarf - 205,500 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  7. Draco Dwarf - 248,000 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  8. Sculptor Dwarf - 254,000 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  9. Sextans Dwarf - 257,500 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  10. Carina Dwarf - 283,500 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  11. Fornax Dwarf - 427,000 ly (satellite of Milky Way)
  12. Leo II - 701,000 ly
  13. Leo I - 890,000 ly
  14. Phoenix Dwarf - 1,271,000 ly
  15. Barnards Galaxy (NGC 6822) - 1,760,000 ly
  16. NGC185 - 2,021,000 ly (satellite of Andromeda)
  17. NGC147 - 2,152,000 ly (satellite of Andromeda)
  18. Andromeda Galaxy (M31) - 2,363,000 ly
  19. M32 (NGS 221) - 2,363,500 ly (satellite of Andromeda)
  20. M110 (NGC 205) - 2,363,500 ly (satellite of Andromeda)
  21. Andromeda I - 2,363,500 ly (satellite of Andromeda)
  22. Andromeda II - 2,363,500 ly (satellite of Andromeda)
  23. Andromeda III - 2,363,500 ly (satellite of Andromeda)
  24. LGS 3 - 2,477,500 ly (satellite of Triangulum)
  25. IC 1613 - 2,494,000 ly
  26. Triangulum Galaxy (M33) - 2,592,000 ly
  27. Aquarius Dwarf - 2,608,000 ly
  28. Tucana Dwarf - 2,836,000 ly
  29. Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM) - 3,064,500 ly

See also