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Spiral Galaxy? It’s big… damn big!

January 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spiral Galaxy? It’s big… damn big!

The spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 has ranked among the biggest stellar systems for decades. Now a team of astronomers from the United States, Chile and Brazil has crowned it the largest-known spiral, based on archival data from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) mission. GALEX has since been loaned to the California Institute of […]

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