aug 162013
Anne's Image of the Day: elliptical galaxy IC 1101

August 16, 2013 IC 1101, the Largest Known Galaxy Image Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA) IC 1101 is a supergiant elliptical galaxy of approximately 6 million light-years across, what makes it the largest known galaxy (as of 2013). It lies about 1.07 billion light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin), while [continue reading]