Nasa's Hubble Spots  Behind Our Milky Way

Stunning 'Hidden Galaxy'

This glorious Hubble

 Space Telescope image showcases spiral galaxy IC 342, also known as Caldwell 5. 

Scientists have had 

some difficulty observing it due to obstacles in the way, earning it its "hidden" nickname

Hubble can peer 

through the debris, to an extent, as the telescope does have infrared capabilities

Infrared light is 

 less scattered by dust and allows a clearer view of the galaxy in behind the interstellar matter.

IC 342 is also

 relatively close in galactic terms, only 11 million light-years from Earth.

It's about half the

 diameter of our own Milky Way (50,000 light-years across), making it relatively large, too.

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