Although the Milky Way has hundreds of billions of stars and a large number of clusters, it is not the largest galaxy in the universe,media BGR reported. In a new NASA image, the trusted Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a galaxy called UGC 2885, which is so large that our galaxy looks so small.
The UGC 2885 galaxy, located in the constellation of Enceladus, is about 232 million light-years from Earth and is known by scientists as the “Godzilla Galaxy.” It is estimated that it is not only about 2.5 times the diameter of our Milky Way galaxy, but also that it may include about 10 times more stars. NASA calls it a “moderate giant” and it may have been there for billions of years. NASA says the galaxy “may be absorbing hydrogen from space.”
“This contributes to the continued modest birth of stars, half the speed of our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, its supermassive central black hole is also a sleeping giant. Because the galaxy does nuns do not seem to feed on smaller satellite galaxies. “
This galaxy of this size is a subject of debate among scientists. What we’re seeing now may be the result of a combination of two galaxies, or a larger galaxy devouring one or more smaller clusters of stars. NASA says its long-delayed James Webb Space Telescope may be capable of revealing more of the secrets of this giant galaxy.