Largest-known spiral galaxy may give birth to new small galaxy, say astronomers

Largest-known spiral galaxy spotted by NASA’s GALEX mission.

Largest-known spiral galaxy may give birth to new small galaxy, say astronomers

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Friday, January 11, 2013

A multinational team of astronomers has discovered the largest-known spiral galaxy. While spiral galaxy NGC 6872 has ranked among the biggest stellar systems for years, astronomers recently labeled it the largest-known spiral galaxy after examining data from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) mission... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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