The Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy is classified as an irregular galaxy and is now thought to be the closest neighbouring galaxy to our location in the Milky Way, being located about 25,000 light-years away from our Solar System and 42,000 light-years from the Galactic Center. It has a roughly elliptical shape and is thought to contain as many stars as the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy, the previous contender for closest galaxy to our location in the Milky Way.
A Major Survey Expediton has left for CMDG in 5030 - Including 20 Tiny Tim Transporters and Tugs with a Medimon Station in tow. -
It arrived in 5031 and establised a research outpost "Canis One" -
Canis being the closest neighbor to the M-0 Galaxy in terms of distance to Pluribus. it could also be reached by HALD explorers . The expedition left a string of repeater buoys behind making GalNet Contact possible. Almost at the same time the Ancient Gate Network was acticvated and a Gate Connection between M-0 and Canis Major discovered..
The Vatitas reported of a horrible invader species arriving in regular intervals from a second gate (CMD Gate 2 ). It turned out this gate connected to a galaxy outside the local group, the Pinwheel galaxy . That is home to the Ence who invaded the Small Magellanic Cloud . Howerver this gate connected to a Pinwheel galaxy region clear across from the region where the Ence came.
The actiions and stes to be taken were clearly spelled out in the details of Operation Force Stop .
There is no shortage of space and new worlds in the M-0 Galaxy but there are a few well developing colonies at the Canis Major Dwarf.