Hubble Views Largest Galaxy of Local Universe

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have explored the largest known galaxy in the local universe. The galaxy, which is 232 million light years away from our planet, contains 10 times more stars than the Milky Way.

Accelerating its explorations into the depths of the known universe with advancing technology, NASA observed a very interesting galaxy. This observed galaxy in the local universe one of the largest known galaxies in the case of one of the Milky Way. 2.5 times wider and 10 times more stars It contains.

‘UGC 2885’ This gigantic galaxy is called a "gentle giant" by researchers because it hasn't broken its silence for billions of years. This galaxy is in intergalactic space. hydrogen it is thought to have suffered little by little. This is fueling the ongoing birth of a star in the Milky Way. Astronomers, super-mass in the center of the galaxy, a central sleeper black hole and the galaxy died leaking gas because it could not feed on much smaller satellite galaxies.

The giant galaxy is isolated in space:

Giant Galaxy

This dying giant galaxy is by astronomer Vera Rubin (1928-2016) Hubble Space Telescope was observed using. Following Rubin's observation, Benne Holwerda of the University of Louisville “Rubin’s galaxy” gave the nickname. About Holwerda's research Am My research was largely inspired by Vera Rubin's work on the size of this galaxy. ” says.

Vera Rubin works on the rotation curves of galaxies, which make up the bulk of the galaxies. dark matter provided evidence for. Holwerda says that they want to keep his memory alive by giving this name to the galaxy. Holwerda, who works on the galaxy, terrible they do not know yet what is causing the size, but they are trying to understand. Holwerda's statement that refers to the size of the galaxy is as follows: “The galaxy is as large as the disk galaxy you can do without hitting anything else in space.”

The reason why the size of the galaxy is so large isolated way stopping and hitting it in the environment neighbor they think it might be the absence of the galaxy. Holwerda states that the galaxy has grown slowly over time.


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NASA’s upcoming launch James Webb Space Telescopecan be used to explore the center of this galaxy and the global cluster population. The massive galaxy in the northern constellation of Perseus is 232 million light-years from our planet.