Posts Tagged ‘NGC 6872’

Galactic collision births monstrous spiral, largest ever discovered

Utilizing the latest ultraviolet technology for observing the heavens, scientists have identified the largest known spiral galaxy– a swirling beauty with an unusual backstory.
The poetically named NGC 6872 is the new title-holder, at roughly 5 times the size of Milky Way. The barred spiral galaxy lies 212 million light-years from Earth in the southern constellation […]