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European satellite releases info on more than 1 billion stars

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 Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe

What’s the difference between the space agency and other departments of government such as health, social security or defence? 183 more words


New Galaxy Map Could Radically change the perspective of How We See the Milky Way

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


European Space Agency Releases First Data from Star-Mapping Project

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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ESA Releases Gaia’s First Sky Map and its Beautiful

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Gaia/DPAC.

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


Here’s how to read the most detailed map of the universe ever made

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

European Space Agency reveals first image in 3D atlas of 1 billion stars

If space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map, and the European Space Agency said Wednesday its mission to chart more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way is on track for completion in a year’s time. 183 more words