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largest known asteroid

Ceres, dwarf planet and largest known asteroid in the asteroid belt and the first asteroid to be discovered. Ceres was found, serendipitously, by the Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi of the PalermoObservatory on Jan. 1, 1801. Additional observations of the object by Piazzi were cut short by illness, but

Largest Spiral Galaxy in the Universe

Largest Spiral Galaxy in the Universe irmed –Five Times Size of the Milky Way   The spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 has ranked among the biggest stellar systems for decades. Now a team of astronomers from