“Galaxy crash sparks large spiral” – BBC

"Galex revealed a wealth of new stars at the galaxy's outer reaches" - NASA image
“Galex revealed a wealth of new stars at the galaxy’s outer reaches” – NASA image

Jason Palmer reports for the BBC that,

“Astronomers have spotted the largest known spiral galaxy – by accident.”

The Galex satellite was looking around galaxy NGC 6872 when the lucky sighting was made.

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