The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first data from its Gaia satellite, detailing the position and brightness of 1.14 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, as well as the distances and motions for more than 2 million. 102 more words
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The European Space Agency has launched a spacecraft in late 2013 named The Gaia spacecraft. Celestial cartography is in for a dramatic upgrade. The Gaia… 1,078 more words
The European Space Agency has released its first data in its project to build an atlas of one billion stars. “Mission manager Fred Jansen told a news conference in Madrid that the project has already collected some 500 billion measurements and he is ‘extremely happy’ with the precision of the data. 46 more words
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This week, Wednesday, September 14 the European Space Agency (ESA) released the first series of data from their Gaia spacecraft in its ambitious plan to create a 3Dmap of more than a billion stars. 98 more words
After 1,000 days in orbit, the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite has come up with the most detailed map of space ever, showing 1.14 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, the agency says. 286 more words