author={Mario L. Mateo},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • M. Mateo
  • Published 5 October 1998
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
▪ Abstract The Local Group dwarf galaxies offer a unique window to the detailed properties of the most common type of galaxy in the Universe. In this review, I update the census of Local Group dwarfs based on the most recent distance and radial velocity determinations. I then discuss the detailed properties of this sample, including (a) the integrated photometric parameters and optical structures of these galaxies, (b) the content, nature, and distribution of their interstellar medium (ISM), (c… 

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