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Herschel submillimeter continuum image the Milky Way galaxy in Vulpecula

NGC 6946 in the visible - a nearby "Grand Design" spiral galaxy

Visible image of a pair of colliding galaxies collectively called NGC 3256

Composite visible and infrared view of the colliding galaxies, NGC 4038/NGC 4039, which make up the "Antennae" system

NGC 4945 - A spiral galaxy, seen nearly edge-on, undergoing vigorous star formation activity

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CCAT-p is specifically designed to measure the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect of galaxy clusters, to trace the appearance of the first population of star-forming galaxies through intensity mapping of their [CII] emission in the epoch of reionization, and to probe multiple spectral line tracers of the ISM over a range of environments in the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds and other nearby galaxies. It will also be a next-generation Cosmic Microwave Background observatory.