Milky Way’s Cold Anatomy Revealed | Video

For the first time, the southern hemisphere's view of the 'Galactic Plane' has been mapped at sub-millimeter wavelengths by the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL), based in Chile. This map uncovers dust grains and gas molecules just a few tens of degrees above absolute zero. (Full Story)

Exploring the Southern Sky - ESO at 50

credit : ESO/APEX/ATLASGAL consortium/NASA/GLIMPSE consortium/ESA/Planck. Music: Johan B. Monell (