Rare birth of mega-galaxy captured by space telescope

The new mega-galaxy was originally spotted by a post-doctoral researcher at UCI in an image recorded by the European Space Agency`s Herschel telescope.

Colliding young galaxies create `missing link` mega-galaxy

Two hungry young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, a UC Irvine-led research has revealed.