Inside Gaia's billion pixel camera
Date: 29 November 2013
ESA's Gaia mission will produce an unprecedented 3-d map of our Galaxy by measuring, with exquisite precision, the position and motion of one billion stars. The key to this is the billion-pixel camera at the heart of its dual telescope system. This animation illustrates how that camera works.
Copyright: ESA - C. Carreau
Last Update: 1 September 2019