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Pinpointing Gaia to map the Milky Way

May 5, 2019 - General

Gaia, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA, surveys the sky from orbit to create the largest, most precise, three-dimensional map of our Galaxy. One year ago, the Gaia mission produced its much-awaited second data release, which included high-precision measurements—positions, distance and proper motions—of more than one billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy. This catalogue has enabled transformational studies in many fields of…

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