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Two New Giant Radio Galaxies Discovered | Astronomy – Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the MeerKAT radio telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory in Cape Town, South Africa, have discovered two new radio galaxies…

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Astronomers using the MeerKAT radio telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory in Cape Town, South Africa, have discovered two new radio galaxies with sizes of more than 6.5 million light-years, or 62 times larger than the Milky Way.
This image shows the giant radio galaxy MGTC J095959.63+024608.6; in the background is the sky as seen in optical light; overlaid in red is the radio light from the giant radio galaxy, as seen by MeerKAT. Image credit: I. Heywood, University of Oxford…

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