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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…

5 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…

5 months ago

Voyager and Pioneer’s Grand Tour of the Milky Way

A new study takes a look at where the Voyager and Pioneer probes might one day venture to as they…

8 months ago

A New Technique to Figure Out How Old Stars Are

Our understanding of the universe, and of the Milky Way, is built on an edifice of individual pieces of knowledge,…

11 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…

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

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

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

There are so Many Water-Worlds Out There

According to new research that was presented at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference, "water worlds" may be more common than previously…

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