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Gaia Science – unlocking the Milky Way

Gaia Science – unlocking the Milky Way

Date: 17 November 2013
Copyright: ESA

Throughout history, astronomers from Hipparchus's time to the present day have looked to the stars to tell us something about the Universe we inhabit, in a bid to understand how we got here.

Gaia, a dedicated astrometry satellite, will map a billion stars of our Milky Way, unlocking the structure and history of our Galaxy.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-May-2021 22:54 UT

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