IC 1101, the largest galaxy in the observable universe, is about 1 billion light years from Earth. Like all of the largest galaxies, it's an elliptical galaxy, and has an estimated diameter of up to 6 million light years. Inside, there are more than 100 trillion stars, though rapid star formation has long since ceased.
IC 1101, The Grandaddy Galaxy
Written by Curiosity Staff December 22, 2014
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