Atacama Pathfinder Experiment

Atacama Pathfinder Experiment

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) is a radio telescope located at an altitude of 5100 metres above sea level, at the Chajnantor Observatory in Chile's Atacama desert. The dish has a diameter of 12 metres. The night sky shows the Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. Photographed in November 2011.

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