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Thanks to Gaia, we Now Know Exactly How Big Europa is

The ESA's Gaia mission recently allowed astronomers to catch a glimpse of Europa as it passed in front of a…

3 months ago

What Did the Early Milky Way Look Like?

In the very early days of our Universe, just over 13 billion years ago, there was very little structure. There…

3 months ago

Gaia Mission is Mapping Out the Bar at the Center of the Milky Way

The latest discovery to come from Gaia's years of observing the Milky Way is the first 3D measurements of our…

3 months ago

In the far Future our Sun will Turn Into a Solid Crystalline White Dwarf. Here’s How it’ll Happen

New research using some of the latest Gaia mission data has revealed what happens to stars like our Sun once…

9 months ago

Scientists are Using Artificial Intelligence to See Inside Stars Using Sound Waves

How in the world could you possibly look inside a star? You could break out the scalpels and other tools…

11 months ago

Gaia Spots an Enormous Ghost Galaxy Right Next Door that’s Being Dismantled by the Milky Way

Astronomers combing through data from the ESA's Gaia spacecraft have discovered what they're calling a ghost galaxy. The galaxy, named…

11 months ago

Gaia Sees Stars Out in Deep Space, Flying Between Galaxies

Based on Gaia's second data release, a team of astronomers from the Leiden Observatory have observed hyper-velocity stars that appear…

1 year ago

The Milky Way is Still Rippling from a Galactic Collision Millions of Years Ago

Between 300 million and 900 million years ago, our Milky Way galaxy nearly collided with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Data…

1 year ago

Narrowing Down the Mass of the Milky Way

Using information from Gaia's second data release, a team of scientists have made refined measurements of the mass of the…

1 year ago

This is a 3D map of 400,000 Hot Massive Stars Located Within 10,000 Light-Years From the Sun, Thanks to Gaia!

The latest gem to come from the second release of Gaia data is a 3D map that shows the positions…

1 year ago