The Largest Galaxy Seen, Yet!

April 5, 2013 at 2:37 AM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip)

The studies of outer space are completely compelling!  I found myself caught within the online details that are being presented about studies of galaxies.  Current news gives details about ifnformation that astronomers are revealing.  It seems that the largest-known galaxy to date has been located!

The phenomenal power of The Hubble Space Telescope has produced yet another incredible find!  Gazing back through spacetime, roughly some 1.07 billion light years away, the super seer of outer space has spotted what we are identifying as the galaxy of greatest size that is currently known.  HST has viewed images within The Virgo Constellation.  These pictures have produced scenes of a distant galaxy that is identified as IC 1101.  This is a Type cD class galaxy that is 1.07 billion light years away from Earth!

IC 1101 is being hailed as the largest galaxy that we have viewed, thus far.  It is an elliptical galaxy that is an incredible 5.5 million light years wide.  This size is large enough to contain over fifty Milky Way Galaxies (our home galaxy), and it is 2,000 times as massive as our galactic residence!  Research reveals that IC 1101 is so enormous that it easily could contain our Milky Way, along with our satellite galaxies, The Large Magellanic Cloud and The Small Magellanic Cloud, as well as the nearby galaxies of Andromeda and Triangulum.

Like all elliptical galaxies and spiral galaxies, IC 1101 has a supermassive black hole at it’s core.  It’s supermassive black hole has not been spotted directly, yet.  However, it is speculated to be the largest black hole known, likely billions, or tens of billions of times as large as Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the core of our Milky Way Galaxy.

This super-galaxy is within Abell 2029 galaxy cluster.  This is viewed within The Virgo Cluster, located within the constellation Virgo.  This is the central region of Virgo Supercluster, the massive gathering of galaxies in which The Milky Way is a member!


IC 1101

SEE THESE SITES!!!…/200577516703587

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Such images can have one Wishing On A Star….

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