Our Milky Way galaxy is host to a number of companions. These companions are gravitationally bound to the Milky Way and are stellar systems in their own right. They include a population of some 30 dwarf satellite galaxies (DSGs) and about 150 globular clusters (GCs). Here we discuss the relationship between GCs and DSGs using an interactive 3D model of the Milky Way.
- Pub Date:
- June 2009
- Astrophysics - Galaxy Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics
- 3 pages, published in Mercury vol. 38, No. 2, page 24. See http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/dforbes/mw.pdf for a full colour version with figures