Published on: February 23, 2022

ALCYONEUS GALAXY

ALCYONEUS GALAXY

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Alcyoneus Galaxy was discovered using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope and the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) network

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  • Currently is the largest galaxy discovered
  • Largest known structure created by a single galaxy
  • A supermassive black hole weighing 400200 million solar masses has also been found in the host galaxy
  • Named Alcyoneus who was one of Heracles’ opponents according to Greek mythology

LOFAR

  • Stands for Low-Frequency Array
  • Large radio telescope network
  • Located in the Netherlands
  • Completed in the year 2012 by ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, along with international partners

WIDE-FIELD INFRARED SURVEY EXPLORER (WISE)

  • NASA Explorer program’s infrared astronomy satellite telescope
  • Launched in the year 2009