“Baffling” –Enormous Radio Galaxies from the Early Universe Would Take Several Million Years to Cross at Speed of Light


Radio Galaxy


“When we look far into the distant universe, we are observing objects way in the past – when they were young. We expected to find that these distant giants would appear as a comparatively small pair of vague lobes. To our surprise, we found that these giants still appear enormous even though they are so far away,” said astrophysicist Michael D. Smith of the Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science at University of Kent, about the biggest objects in the universe, so-called giant radio galaxies, some 22 times the size of the Milky Way, that stretch across a large part of the Universe.