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1 article for "Maffei Galaxies"

Maffei Galaxies [Astro*Index]

Two galaxies (Maffei I and II) on the edge of the local group. Maffei I is a giant elliptical galaxy; Maffei II is a spiral galaxy, like our own. It is uncertain whether they are actually members of the local group.


See also:
♦ Local Group of Galaxies


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