Discovery of Two of the Largest Galaxies in the Universe

 two cosmic beasts of the universe, giant “radio galaxies” twenty-two times the size of the Milky Way, were discovered

the MeerKAT telescope with its unprecedented sensitivity to faint and diffuse radio light

 These galaxies are thought to be amongst the largest single objects in the Universe

“We found these giant radio galaxies in a region of sky which is only about 4 times the area of the full Moon,”

“These two galaxies are special because they are amongst the largest giants known, and in the top 10 percent of all giant radio galaxies

 It is one of the large survey projects underway with South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope, 

this population of galaxies has been hidden from our ‘sight’ by the technical limitations of radio telescopes

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