An Unprecedented Image of the Milky Way

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released the most detailed and expansive image of the Milky Way to date. It’s the culmination of two projects—the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL) and the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX)—and offers and unprecedented peek behind the space dust that usually blocks our view. Read more at the Washington Post and view the full, zoomable picture at ESO’s website.