Zounds! She’s resounding. Check out Centaurus A, the closest active galaxy to us. It’s pretty close, too. 11 million light-years. Gather that fucker E.T. into a magical bicycle and I’ll be right there behind you.
Alright, so it’s actually an elliptical galaxy. Whatever its shape, Centaurus A is suffering and it’s making it all the prettier. After recently colliding with another galaxy, it’s been absorbing all sorts of gorgeous galactic debris, giving it the look it now has.