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gaia data release 2

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…

5 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

Astronomers are Tracking the Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua to its Home System

An international team of astronomers have used data from the Gaia satellite to backtrack 'Oumuamua to one of four star…

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

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

Thanks to a Massive Release from Gaia, we now Know Where 1.7 BILLION Stars are in the Milky Way

Thanks to the second release of Gaia data, we now know the positions, distances and motions of 1.7 billion stars…

2 years ago