According tomedia reports, take a look at the king of the galaxy — UGC 2885, a giant galaxy with a sleeping supermassive black hole at its center, probably the largest galaxy in its universe. The galaxy, which spans 463,000 light-years, is known to be 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way galaxy and has about 10 times as many stars as the Milky Way.
The giant galaxy could earn UGC 2885 a nickname such as “Godzilla Galaxy,” according to NASA. Researchers from the University of Kentucky are trying to figure out how the galaxy has grown to such a large scale.
“It’s not clear how it could have become so big, ” says astronomer Benne Holwerda. ” “
UGC 2885 is known to astronomers for years, and in the 1980s astronomer Vera Rubin measured its rotation. For this reason, and also because of her affair with Rbuin, Holwerda nicknamed the Galaxy by her name, rather than labeling it the dreaded Godzilla.
Holwerda presented his team’s findings Sunday at the 235th American Astronomical Society Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Just as Godzilla sleeps on the ocean floor, the Rubin galaxy is isolated in space, and how it clears the surrounding galaxies remains a mystery.
According to Holwerda, the Rubin galaxy doesn’t seem to have experienced a huge merger, and now he and his team are trying to answer this question by analyzing the giant globular clusters in the galaxy. The work is currently being carried out in images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.