Hidden Galaxies Annimation (video) International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is an annotated animation showing the location of the galaxies discovered in the "Zone of Avoidance." Until now this region of space has remained hidden from view because of the gas and dust of the Milky Way which blocks light at optical wavelengths from reaching telescopes on Earth. By using CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope to detect radio waves that can travel through our galaxy's gas and dust, hundreds of new galaxies have been found in the region of space known to astronomers as the "Zone of Avoidance." This animation has been created using the actual positional data of the new galaxies and randomly populating the region with galaxies of different sizes, types and colors. Credit Credit: ICRAR. Music by Holly Broadbent. Usage Restrictions Free to share, no derivatives, must credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.