A spiral galaxy that sits very close to the Milky Way galaxy can be one of the brightest galaxies in the sky. However, the presence of thick layers of cosmic gas, stars, and dust makes most of these galaxies hidden from view.
Now has been found an image captured by the space telescope, Hubble. This Hubble features a stunning overview of the Hidden Galaxy, which according to Hidden Galaxy scientists is a challenging cosmic target to look for.
The stunning picture shows the very bright galactic nuclei peeking through the colorful cosmic clouds that spins around it. Hidden Galaxy has a code name IC 342 also has material on the front that is difficult to identify.
NASA called the core of the Hidden Galaxy is a nucleus known as HII Nucleus, this means that the core contains ionized hydrogen. In addition, NASA also suspects this region is responsible for the birth of new stars.
“Seen very close to the Milky Way, this spiral galaxy will be the brightest in the sky if not for the location obscured by dust,” NASA explains.
“This galaxy is very active as shown by the various colors seen from NASA’s telescope, Esa Hubble Space. This represents a very central region of the galaxy. “
“A beautiful blend of heat, blue star-forming regions, redder, colder areas of gas, and dark paths of vague dust can be seen, all spinning around the bright core.”