Hello there! Before I go into the post of my personal favorite genre, science, I’d like to explain a few details about myself. First off, obviously, I’m not Rarasaur. Rara is taking a break for a few days due to work. Because of this, I was asked to share my thoughts on her blog to keep it going. I thank her very much for the chance.
Now, who am I? I don’t want to be too much of a stranger. Good way to start: the name is Zack Palm. I’ve been writing for a few years now. There are several things I take my time to write about. One of the particular subjects happens to be science. While I’m not attempting to pursue a science degree at my school, I find the subject extremely intriguing in several aspects for everyone to have an interest in some way. The smaller subjects include gaming, my personal thoughts, and stories that I adore writing. Stories are a big thing for me.
You know a bit more about me now, let’s get onto what I wish to share with you today!
This was actually a rather recent discovery. A week ago the largest known galaxy had been discovered. What size is the largest known galaxy? What a better question is, to place things into perspective,
How large is our galaxy?
Let’s start there. Our own galaxy is on the south side of small. The Milky Way galaxy, ours, is 100,000 Light Years in diameter, while only being 1,000 Light Years thick. We hold vaguely 200 billion stars. To think that there are millions of other galaxies holding other stars makes you think about how our own life is!
So, if that’s small, what’s the largest galaxy that we know of? I highly recommend that you place yourself in a seating arrangement. I also require a drum roll if you’re preparing for it.
The largest known galaxy is…
5 times the Milky Way galaxy and is 522,000 Light Years in width.
To think that something of that size lives in a galaxy, in a life, where we all share it is incredible.
Places things in perspective, doesn’t it? I know when I hear something such as this that I want to go out and explore. I want to go and see what else is out there! There has to be more for us to discovery as a people. There are never enough things to explore.
I do hope that my post has brought to you some interest in science. Go out there and see what else you can dig up that we, as a people, have discovered. We’re moving forward on all fronts. You can also find my blog here.
Have a lovely day,
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