Many of the most interesting objects in the Universe are difficult to observe from our Earth. The light emitted at optical and infrared wavelengths is blocked by interstellar matter between the source and us, so many exciting regions in space can be studied only using sub-millimeter wavelengths, which however are blocked by atmospheric water from most telescope sites.
The dry skies in northern Chile open a window to study the sub-mm emission produced by the cold dust and gas in our Galaxy and beyond. APEX is an excellent tool to explore this window, and many researchers around the world are using APEX data to conduct their research in different fields of astrophysics.
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…about research topics covered by APEX
We have compiled some information about research topics usually addressed by scientists when using APEX.
…about publications based on APEX data
Researches from all around the world have produced to date more than 750 scientific publications in refereed journals based on APEX data.
You can take a look a the most recent publications where APEX data has been used to learn more about our Universe.