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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

<p>Image via European Southern Observatory (ESO)</p>

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.