Leo I dwarf galaxy with the star Regulus

Leo I dwarf galaxy with the star Regulus

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Caption: Leo I dwarf galaxy (lower right). This galaxy is a faint assemblage of stars that is overshadowed by the brilliance of the bright star Regulus (Alpha Leonis, upper left), the 21st brightest star in the night sky. Leo I lies around 8-900,000 light years from Earth, and is considered to be a distant satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.

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Keywords: 2006, alpha leonis, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, bright, dwarf galaxy, galactic, galaxy, leo, leo i, local group, milky way, regulus, satellite galaxy, space, star, telescope

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