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The Draco Dwarf galaxy was discovered by Albert G. Wilson of Lowell Observatory in 1954. It is part of the local group and a satellite of the Milky Way galaxy. The Draco Dwarf is also part of the Draco Constellation. Recent studies have indicated that the galaxy may potentially hold large amounts of dark matter [1]. This article is about a celestial body. ... Percival observing Mars from the Clark telescope at the Lowell Observatory. ... Map of the local group The Local Group is the group of galaxies that includes our galaxy, the Milky Way. ... A satellite is an object that orbits another object (known as its primary). ... This article is about the galaxy called the Milky Way. ... homer simpson was the first law scribe of ancient Athens, Greece. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... In cosmology, dark matter consists of matter particles that cannot be detected by their emitted radiation but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter such as stars and galaxies. ...

NGC 2403
Observation data
(Epoch J2000.0)
Type dE0 pec, and a Dwarf Galaxy
Right ascension 17h 20.1m
Declination +57° 55′
Distance 280,000 light years ly
Apparent magnitude (V) +9.9 m _v
Apparent dimensions (V) 51 × 31 arcmins
Constellation {{{constellation name}}}
Physical characteristics
Radius Unknown
Absolute magnitude (V) Unknown
Notable features part of the Draco constellation
Other designations UGC 10822, DDO 208, A1719

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Draco Dwarf (137 words)
A dwarf elliptical galaxy that orbits the Milky Way at a distance of about 250,000 light-years from the galactic center.
The Draco dwarf is the least luminous galaxy known, with an absolute magnitude of -8.6 and a diameter of only about 3,500 light-years.
It lies in the constellation Draco and was discovered in 1954 at the same time as another Milky Way satellite, the Ursa Minor Dwarf.
Draco: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (345 words)
Draco (IPA pronunciation: [ˈdreikoʊ]; from Δράκων, IPA ['drakɔːn]) was the first law scribe of ancient Athens, Greece, seventh century B.C. The laws, transcribed in 621 BC when he was archon eponymous, were particularly harsh: the death penalty was the punishment for even minor offenses.
Draco's code was later largely revised by Solon, in the early 6th century BC, with the exception of homicide laws.
Draco may have been the first to codify Athenian law, or at least comprehensively record the laws; however, he was not the creator of those laws.
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