A Beautiful Close-Up of the Milky Way Galaxy
The breathtaking culmination of the APEX Telescope in Chile captures the Milky Way like never before
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope recently released new images that survey our Milky Way galaxy. The collage of images is the result of a major undertaking for the European Southern Observatory, a project called the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL). It surveys the Milky Way for the first time in sub-millimeter wavelengths. Be sure to read more on the ATLASGAL project over at Discovery News.