Field of Science


Hidden Galaxy No More

IC 342, also known as the "hidden galaxy" because of its location behind the veil of dust, gas and stars of the Milky Way, is brought into focus thanks to WISE's penetrating infrared view. IC 342 is shown in green, yellow and red. The blue stars in this image are those that reside within our Milky Way galaxy.

Galaxy IC 342, aka the hidden galaxyid=Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA