Most luminous galaxy in universe discovered

21 mayo 2015

A remote galaxy shining brightly with infrared light equal to more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The galaxy, which belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — nicknamed extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs — is the most luminous galaxy found to date.