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So they say the universe is forever expanding. They also say we will one day have the complete opposite of the big bang, the big squeeze or big collapse. This "galaxy" sort of proves this but with the vast distances between galaxies and with expansion, how does this even happen?? May a galaxy or two but ultimately with these vast distance expanding, HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?? Mind blowing..
6 BILLION LIGHT YEARS ACROSS? Isn't that nearly half the distance of the 13.7 billion light year the known universe is? We are such cave dwelling, knuckle draggers. Only able to travel 10's of thousands of mph. Sad with all the distances that need to be traveled, we cannot make it to most of our own planets.
reply to post by boymonkey74
to show which one it's in:
Supergiant galaxy IC 1101. It is the largest known galaxy at about 6 million light years across, compared to the Milky Way at about 100,000 lys, and contains up to 100 trillion stars, while the Milky Way has about 400 billion. It's the result of many collisions by smaller galaxies, and lies 1.07 billion light years from us in the constellation Serpens.edit on 3-3-2014 by RUFFREADY because: becauseedit on 3-3-2014 by RUFFREADY because: other was blob