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A newfound galaxy 12.5 billion light-years from Earth is the most luminous one known in the universe, blazing more brightly than 300 trillion suns. The engine behind the galaxy's brilliance may be a supermassive black hole, researchers said.

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs .

Trio Leo, NASA APOD 9 May 2015

Trio Leo Image Credit & Copyright: Philippe Durville Explanation: This popular group is famous as the Leo Triplet - a gathering of three magnificent galaxies in one field of view.

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NGC 7714 ~ This unusual structure is a river of Sun-like stars that has been pulled deep into space by the gravitational tug of a passing galaxy (not pictured) during a near-collision approximately 100 million years ago.

Spiral galaxy NGC 1365 in all its glory!  (Image credit: ESP/P. Grosbol)

Supermassive Black Hole Found Spinning Nearly at the Speed of Light

This image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1365 was taken by the powerful HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile. CREDIT: ESO/P.

Black hole devouring a star. * actually an artists rendition only.

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lets time how much it takes in secounds: and we've stopped at 1000 what a short time now lets covert it into minutes it's around 16

The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted the most beautiful picture taken by Hubble Telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, are as spectacular as it’s appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is 50,000 light years across.

The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted the most beautiful picture taken by Hubble Telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, are as spectacular as it’s appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is light years across.

In the center of this image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, are two faint galaxies that seem to be smiling. In the case of this "happy face", the two eyes are the galaxies SDSSCGB 8842.3 and SDSSCGB 8842.4 - Image Credit: NASA and ESA -  Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

Smiley face This photo taken of the galaxy cluster SDSS by the Hubble Space Telescope appears to show a smiling face at the center. The two eyes are bright galaxies and the smile lines are arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.

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What will survive this battle of the galaxies? Known as Seyfert's Sextet, this intriguing group of galaxies lies in the head portion of the split constellation of the Snake (Serpens).

The centre of the active galaxy NGC 1097

The eye at the center of this galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole surrounded by a ring of stars. The galaxy, called NGC 1097 and located 50 million light-years away, is spiral-shaped like our Milky Way, with long, spindly arms of stars.

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Colour composite image of Centaurus A, revealing the lobes and jets emanating from the active galaxy’s central black hole. MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)

NGC 2146 A galaxy being stretched out of shape has been imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Known as NGC 2146, it has been severely warped and deformed so that an immense dusty arm of glittering material now lies directly in front of the centre of the galaxy, as seen in the image. NGC 2146 is classified as a barred spiral due to its shape, but the most distinctive feature is the dusty spiral arm that has looped in front of the galaxy’s core as seen from our perspective. The forces…

NGC 2146 A galaxy being stretched out of shape has been imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Known as NGC it has been severely warped and deformed so that an immense dusty arm of glittering material now lies directly in front of the centre

Sgr A* - The Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way-Radio image of the Galactic Center -  Credit: Kassim et al. Naval Research Lab, APOD

Sgr A* - The Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way-Radio image of the Galactic Center - Credit: Kassim et al. Naval Research Lab, APOD

Herschel's View of G49 Filament #picoftheday

Space Photos of the Week: Hydrogen Poppin’ Like Champagne

IRAS 14568-6304, The young star is a particularly spectacular sight since it has a protostellar jet. This tail-like formation beneath the star is composed of remnants of gas and dust from the parent cloud that gave birth to the star. | Image credit: NASA/Hubble.

LOOK: This Is What The Birth Of A Star Looks Like

IRAS a young star that is cloaked in a haze of golden gas and dust-NASA/Hubble.

Magnificent intermediate spiral galaxy NGC 2403 stands within the boundaries of the long-necked constellation Camelopardalis, some 10 million light-years distant and about 50,000 light-years across. - Image Credit: Jean-Charles Cuillandre, CFHT

Throw Your Arms Around Me Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum Galaxy NGC 2403 displays its spiral arms which contain hot young stars, colored blue. Also the arms contain star-formation regions, identifiable by an extended red glow.

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