IC 1101: Largest Galaxy (Fact of the Day)

IC 1101
IC 1101 is the largest known galaxy which is situated at the Abell 2029 galaxy cluster. It is a giant elliptical galaxy or otherwise known as the "Supergiant Ellipticals". It is about 1.07 billion light years away in the constellation of Serpens. It is approximately 5.5 million light years in diameter, making it the largest galaxy in terms of breadth (as of 2010). It is about 50 times the size and 2000 times massive than our Milky Way Galaxy. It has about 100 trillion stars compared to roughly 100-200 billion stars in our galaxy.

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  1. It is indeed the largest galaxy discovered so far. 5.5 million light years, compared to our Milky Way's 100,000 light years only. Furthermore, as science goes on, we might see a larger galaxy, but the possibility for it is so small, so let's appreciate IC 1101.

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  2. Allah SWT is the Greatest, My Lord and Your Lord. He SWT is the Creator, Designer, Maintainer and Owner of The Entire Universe, The Heavens and the Earths. Glorified Be He. Allaho Akbar ( God is The Greatest )

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  3. Give me a break this galaxy is so vast compared to our own little rock in the middle of well nowhere really, how can you beleive in god what a joke.

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