Saturday, May 19, 2018

ESA Euronews: Gaia’s revolution in astronomy

May 18, 2018: Astronomy is undergoing a revolution with the release of precision data on 1.7 billion stars in our galaxy from the Gaia space telescope. We head to the historic Observatory of Paris and the European Space Agency's ESTEC base in the Netherlands to find out more.

It's fair to say that science has been waiting for centuries, or even millennia for such a detailed survey of the Milky Way, and right now star-gazers are swamped with fresh, high-quality data that they can use to answer every question about the galaxy they ever wanted to ask.

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Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)
Duration: 8 minutes, 48 seconds
Release Date: May 18, 2018

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