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Inside Gaia's billion pixel camera

Inside Gaia's billion pixel camera

Date: 29 November 2013
Copyright: ESA - C. Carreau

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.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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