10 largest galaxies in the universe

(ORDO NEWS) — We present to your attention the ten largest galaxies in the known universe, which were placed in ascending order. Remember that the diameter of the Milky Way , our Galaxy with you, is about 100,000 light years.

1- Andromeda Galaxy (M 31, NGC 224)

A spiral galaxy 2.5 million light-years from Earth.

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The diameter of the Andromeda galaxy is 220,000 light years, and the number of stars living in it is estimated at one trillion. By comparison, there are between 100 and 400 billion stars in the Milky Way.

2- Galaxy Tadpole

Peculiar (atypical) spiral galaxy, 420 million light-years from Earth.

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The Tadpole Galaxy has a diameter of 280,000 light-years, including the length of the “tail” that is an integral part of the galaxy.

3- ECO 444-46

An elliptical galaxy 640 million light-years from Earth.

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The diameter is estimated at 402,000 light years.

4- UGC 2885

A spiral galaxy 212 million light-years from Earth.

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Diameter 463,000 light years.

5- NGC 6872 or the Condor Galaxy

A spiral galaxy 212 million light-years from Earth.

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Diameter 522,000 light years.

6- Comet

A spiral galaxy three billion light-years from Earth.

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Diameter 600,000 light years.

7- ESO 306-17

An elliptical galaxy 500 million light-years from Earth.

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The diameter is about a million light years.

8- A2261-BCG

An elliptical galaxy three billion light-years from Earth.

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The diameter is estimated at a million light years, and the number of stars living in it is 10 trillion!

9- 3C348

An elliptical galaxy 2.1 billion light-years from Earth. The diameter is about 1.5 million light years.

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The pink and white “clouds” on the sides are jets, jets of plasma generated by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole that hides in the core.

It is worth noting that the mass of this supermassive black hole is 1000 times the mass of the central black hole of the Milky Way.

10- IC 1101

An elliptical galaxy a billion light-years from Earth.

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The diameter is about four million light years!

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