Gaia

Chinese Astronomers Spot Two New Hypervelocity Stars

A team of Chinese astronomers has just discovered two new hypervelocity stars, a rare type of star that is still…

3 years ago

Gaia Finds Six Stars Zipping out of the Milky Way

The ESA's Gaia mission made a startling discovery recently, detecting six stars that appear to have been kicked out of…

3 years ago

Star-travel 5 Million Years Into The Milky Way’s Future

A new video based on ESA's Gaia Mission lets you gaze into the crystal ball and watch the Milky Way…

3 years ago

The Magellenic Clouds Stay Connected By A String Of Stars

A bridge of stars between the Magellanic Clouds helps unravel a mystery.

4 years ago

Will Gaia Be Our Next Big Exoplanet Hunter?

Early on the morning of Dec. 19, 2013, the pre-dawn sky above the coastal town of Kourou in French Guiana was briefly sliced by the…

6 years ago

Keeping An Eye On Gaia

Gaia, ESA's long-anticipated mission to map the stars of our galaxy (as well as do a slew of other cool…

7 years ago

Watch Gaia Go From Lab to Launch in Two Minutes

In the early pre-dawn hours on December 19, 2013, with a rumble and a roar, a Soyuz rocket blazed through…

7 years ago