Atacama Pathfinder Experiment

A side view of the APEX antenna. APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, is a collaboration between Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR), Onsala Space Observatory (OSO), and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) at to construct and operate a modified ALMA prototype antenna as a single dish on the high altitude site of Llano Chajnantor in Chile. Observing with APEX will allow for the study of warm and cold dust in starforming regions both in the Milky Way and in distant galaxies in the young universe. Issues like the vast scales of the structure of the Universe down to the physics and chemistry of comets will be addressed. This image was obtained in March 2009.

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About the Image

Id:apex-mar2009-1680
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:20
Size:3744 x 5616 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - APEX

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