Canis Major Overdensity also known as Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, is a galaxy located within The Canis Major (Big Dog) Constellation. Canis Major Overdensity is a irregular galaxy 25,000 Light Years from The Solar System. Canis Major Overdensity was discovered in 2003 by A Team of Astronomers analyzing data from The Two-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS).
Stars in Canis Major Galaxy
Canis Major Overdensity has around 1 Billion Stars. Some of these stars include NGC 1851, NGC 1904, NGC 2298 and NGC 2808.
Canis Major Overdensity is being pulled apart by the gravitational force pull of our own galaxy, The Milky Way Galaxy. This causes a tidal disruption forming a ring that can wrap around The Milky Way Galaxy threefold called The Monoceros Ring. One day, thanks to our galaxy, Canis Major Overdensity may no longer exist.
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