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Maffei 1 is perhaps the closest giant elliptical galaxy to us; the crazy part is it wasn't discovered until the 1960s. If it wasn't obscured by the Milky Way it would be one of the largest and brightest galaxies in our sky.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maffei_1

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