At a distance of 44 million light-years, the beautiful dwarf galaxy NGC 5949 is located. Because of its proximity, it is an ideal target for researchers. By mass, it reaches only 1/100 of our galaxy, but still acts as a rather large representative of its variety.
She is not able to boast a huge number of stars, but has spiral arms and a jumper. Because of its brightness and closeness, it was discovered in 1801 by William Herschel. Usually, when studying dwarf galaxies, difficulties arise, because the principle of dark matter distribution is not entirely clear, and the models show that there should be a lot more.