Is this the biggest spiral galaxy in the Universe? If not, there ain’t many out there much bigger. Because holy yikes, this is a biggun. And Hubble’s shot of it is <non-ironic chef’s kiss>.
8/ The galaxy UGC 2885 is informally called Rubin’s Galaxy, after Vera Rubin, an astronomer who first really characterized dark matter and did a huge amount of work to understand it.
9/9 But all that science aside — UGC 2885 is just jaw-droopingly brain-smackingly gorgeous. So take a look and marvel at what our Universe does given lots of matter and energy and time. /fin