Space Monster: Hubble telescope takes a photo of the Godzilla Galaxy

UGC 2885Copyright holder illustration
NASA, ESA, and B. Holwerda (University of Louisvil

The Hubble Space Telescope photographed a giant spiral galaxy, which has every chance of being the largest of all known to astronomers – at least within a radius of 1 billion light-years from Earth.

Officially, the galaxy located in the constellation Perseus is known to scientists as UGC 2885, but the English-language media has dubbed it “Godzilla” – for its gigantic size. It stretches almost half a million light-years, that is, 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way, and there are about 10 times more stars in it.

In addition, like the fantastic monster sleeping on the bottom of the sea, UGC 2885 is located so far from its closest neighbors that scientists are still building versions of how the gigantic galaxy managed to clear such a space around itself.

NASA proposes to rename Godzilla in honor of the American Vera Rubin (1928-2016). She was the first astronomer to calculate the rotation speed of many galaxies, including UGC 2885.

This year, the Hubble telescope, a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency, celebrates the 30th anniversary of space exploration.

Read Also:  KKB in Beoga Bakar School and House of Tribe Heads, This is the Police Explanation. Page all
Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.