Frankenstein-galaxy

12 Jul 2016

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UGC 1382 appears to be a simple elliptical galaxy (left), but spiral arms emerged when astronomers incorporated ultraviolet and deep optical data (middle). Combining that with a view of low-density hydrogen gas (shown in green at right), scientists discovered that UGC 1382 is gigantic. Image via NASA/JPL/Caltech/SDSS/NRAO/L Hagen and M Seibert

Frankenstein galaxy

Colm Gorey is a journalist with Siliconrepublic.com

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