As seen on National Geographic News, the Milky Way rises over the Alps as photographed from an atmospheric observatory station near the peak of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany reaching about 3000 meters. It lies at the border with Austria. The research station studies the distribution of water vapor in the atmosphere (troposphere) using a laser experiment known as LIDAR.



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  • Herbert Raab Reply

    The Site is incorrectly listed as “Badajoz – Spain”. You may want to correct this.

    October 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm
  • Tunç Tezel Reply

    Corrected the location, thanks Herbert.

    October 6, 2012 at 6:23 am

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