It’s the first image of its kind to be captured at the submillimeter wavelengths between infrared light and radio waves. And the image is much larger and better detailed than its first version, mapping a more complete picture of the Milky Way’s dust and gases.
A stunning, detailed map of the Milky Way has just been released. This new map of our galaxy is giving astronomers a detailed look at the cold, dense gas that floats throughout our galaxy, producing new stars. The APEX telescope has just completed the map by using data that was collected from the Southern Hemisphere of the Galactic Plane where most of the Milky Way’s mass is located.