Extreme Disk Galaxy Discovered –“Seven Times the Width of the Milky Way”

      Astronomers have believed since the 1960s that a galaxy dubbed UGC 1382 was a relatively boring, small elliptical galaxy. Ellipticals are the most common type of galaxy and lack the spiral structure of disks like the Milky Way we call home. Now, using a series of multi-wavelength surveys, astronomers have discovered that … Continue reading Extreme Disk Galaxy Discovered –“Seven Times the Width of the Milky Way”