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Astronomers spot the largest galaxy ever, and the scale will break your brain

Astronomers spot the largest galaxy ever, and the scale will break your brain

Earlier this year, astronomers found an absolute monster of a galaxy. Hidden some 3 billion light-years away, Alcyoneus is a giant radio galaxy reaching 5 megaparsecs in space. It’s 16.3 million light-years long, and it is the largest known structure of galactic origin. This discovery sheds light on our poor understanding of these colossi and …

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What happens if you break the law in space - and 3 times people or governments have tested the rules

What happens if you break the law in space – and 3 times people or governments have tested the rules

In 1967, 112 nations signed the Outer Space Treaty which laid the foundations of international space law. There are no known cases of anyone being accused of committing a crime in space. But there are three notable moments when people or governments tested the rules. Loading Something is loading. Thank you for your registration! Access …

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