galactic windows

galactic windows

[gə′lak·tik ′win‚dōz]
(astrophysics)
The regions near the equator of the Milky Way where there is low absorption of light by interstellar clouds so that some distant external galaxies may be seen through them.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.