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Universe’s largest known galaxy is discovered measuring around 16.3 MILLION light-years long

The largest known galaxy has been discovered by astronomers — measuring in at a whopping 153 times the size of our own Milky Way.

Named Alcyoneus, the galaxy is around 3 billion light-years away from Earth and is roughly 16.3 million light-years long.

By comparison, the Milky Way is just under 106,000 light-years long.

Alcyoneus has been identified as a giant radio galaxy, and contains a host galaxy along with massive jets and lobes that erupt from the centre of it.

The largest known galaxy has been discovered by astronomers — measuring in at a whopping 153 times the size of our own Milky Way. Named Alcyoneus, the galaxy (pictured) is around 3 billion light-years away from Earth and is roughly 16.3 million light-years long

Alcyoneus (pictured) has been identified as a giant radio galaxy, which contains a host galaxy, along with massive jets and lobes that erupt from the centre of it

Alcyoneus (pictured) has been identified as…


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