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+ - Largest-Known Spiral Galaxy Discovered->

Submitted by littlesparkvt
littlesparkvt (2707383) writes "The spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 has ranked among the biggest stellar systems for decades. Now a team of astronomers from the United States, Chile and Brazil has crowned it the largest-known spiral, based on archival data from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) mission."
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