The Galaxy Slashed a Hole in Space

Spiral galaxy NGC 891 is immense. At approximately 100,000 light-years across, it's about equal in breadth to our own Milky Way. But from here on Earth, NGC 891 is seen from almost exactly edge-on, causing the vast cosmic disc to resemble a thin slice in the fabric of space. » 10/11/13 3:20pm 10/11/13 3:20pm