People usually believe that our home galaxy Milky Way is so large that we cannot compute its size in our minds. Well, even though our galaxy is definitely huge, there are always bigger ones.
It’s been just revealed that in a brand new image showcase by the NASA space agency, the Hubble Space Telescope spotted a galaxy that’s known as UGC 2885, which is so large that it manages to put our own Milky Way to shame, and BGR puts it.
The Godzilla Galaxy is in the constellation Perseus
This galaxy is really far from us – it’s located at about 232 million light-years away from our home planet. It’s been revealed that it’s located in the constellation Perseus.
It’s been called the Godzilla galaxy and obviously this is the name that has been given to it due to the impressive size.
This huge newly discovered galaxy seems to be around 2.5 times a wide as our Milky Way, and even more than that, it’s been reported that it includes ten times more stars.
It’s been also revealed that one of the most interesting things about this “colossal, swirling mass of space stuff” as BGR notes, is that it’s actually pretty relaxed, writes the same online publication mentioned above.
The massive galaxy might be sipping hydrogen from space
NASA called this a “gentle giant,” and probably this huge galaxy has been sitting there, largely unchanged for billions and billions of years.
The galaxy is “possibly sipping hydrogen from space,” NASA stated.
The space agency continues and explains that “This fuels modest ongoing star birth at half the rate of our Milky Way. In fact, its supermassive central black hole is a sleeping giant, too. Because the galaxy does not appear to be feeding on much smaller satellite galaxies, it is starved of infalling gas.”
Anyway, speaking of NASA and our own galaxy, it’s been revealed that the space agency just snapped a gorgeous image of the center of Milky Way.