Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte galaxy

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Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte galaxy

[′vȯlf ′lu̇nd‚märk mə′lät ‚gal·ik·sē]
(astronomy)
A dwarf irregular galaxy that is about 1.3 to 1.8 megaparsecs distant and is probably a member of the Local Group.
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Our most remote target is in the Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM) Galaxy, discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on a plate taken in 1909 at the Heidelberg-Konigstuhl State Observatory.
Our other Local Group member is Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM) or MCG-3-1-15, a dwarf irregular galaxy 3.1 million light-years away.