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Gaia will probe the asteroid blind spot

Gaia will probe the asteroid blind spot


Copyright: ESA 2002. Illustration by Medialab

ESA's Gaia spacecraft will be ideally situated to probe the asteroid blind spot between the Sun and Earth.

This artist's impression indicates how regions of the sky that are unobservable from Earth can be observed by Gaia. (Not to scale).

A flash animation indicates how Gaia obtains almost complete coverage of this asteroid blind spot over time.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
11-Jul-2020 05:47 UT

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