Largest radio galaxy discovered 3 billion light-years away

The international team of scientists from Leiden (The Netherlands), Hertfordshire, Oxford (both UK), and Paris (France)- using the LOFAR telescope- has discovered the largest radio galaxy ever. The galaxy spans at least 16 million light-years and consists of the largest known structure of a pair of plasma plumes.

Scientists named the giant structure Alcyoneus. Lurking some 3 billion…

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