Well, I just read an article about a galaxy with two black holes, and it stated that the galaxy is 1 billion light-years away. Why is there no direction given? If the Big Bang happened, and things are moving away from each other, we can still have at least two directions - away from the center, and to it. Is that a right way to think about space and our drift in space?


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The galaxy's catalog name, SDSS J1126+2944, also gives its direction. This means the galaxy is at approximately 11h26m right ascension and 29 degrees 44 minutes north declination.

The "full name" of the galaxy, given here:


is "SDSS J112659.54+294442.8", which gives its position even more precisely. A finder chart is here:



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