Nasa's Hubble Spots Stunning 'Hidden Galaxy' Behind Our Milky Way

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

This glorious Hubble

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

Scientists have had

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

Hubble can peer

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

Infrared light is

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

IC 342 is also

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

It's about half the

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