The Phoenix dwarf galaxy

The Phoenix dwarf galaxy takes its name from the southern constellation of the same name. The Phoenix dwarf is unique in that it cannot be classified according to the usual scheme for dwarf galaxies; while its shape would label it as a spheroidal dwarf galaxy — which do not contain enough gas to form new stars — studies have shown the galaxy to have an associated cloud of gas nearby, hinting at recent star formation and a population of young blue stars, despite its extremely low mass.