The (Not So) Curious Case of Galaxy IC 335

December 31, 2014 6:26 PM

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This odd-looking galaxy has recently become famous in the media, not for what it has but for what is missing!

A recent Hubble image of this galaxy shows it to be a star-filled galaxy with a flat shape not unlike our own Milky Way. But whereas the Milky Way contains vast collections of nebulae and dust clouds, IC 335 seems to have none of this "interstellar medium." A look behind the curtain gives us clues t...

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