Gaia

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date

A new study used data from both Hubble and Gaia in order to obtain the most precise measurements of cosmic…

2 years ago

Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers

Based on the 2nd Gaia Data Release, a team of astronomers were able to directly detect and compile information on…

2 years ago

One Bonus From the Gaia Data Release: the Rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud

In addition to revealing the proper motion of over a billion stars in the Milky Way, the 2nd data release…

2 years ago

The Brightest Star in the Sky, Sirius, was Hiding a Cluster of Stars. Found by Gaia

Thanks to the efforts of an amateur astronomer, the star cluster that was recently revealed by Gaia mission is now…

3 years ago

Gaia Looks Beyond our Galaxy to Other Islands of Stars

The latest scientific finds made from the first release of Gaia data include illuminating images of the Milky Way galaxy's…

3 years ago

Newly Discovered Star Cluster Analyzed by Gaia Probe

A new study by a team of international astronomers studies the newly-discovery Gaia 1 star cluster, resulting in new estimates…

3 years ago