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Total Annihilation for Supermassive Stars

August 16, 2019

A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and…
Gaia Mission is Mapping Out the Bar at the Center of the Milky Way

July 18, 2019

Despite the many advancements made in the field of astronomy, astronomers still struggle to get an accurate assessment…
Pinpointing Gaia to Map the Milky Way

May 4, 2019

ESO’s VST helps determine the spacecraft’s orbit to enable the most accurate map ever of more than a…
What Does the Milky Way Weigh? Hubble and Gaia Investigate

March 8, 2019

We can’t put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up…
Thanks to Gaia, We Now Know Exactly When We’ll be Colliding with Andromeda

February 13, 2019

Astronomers have known for some time that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies will collide on some…
Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope

January 8, 2019

Using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of…
NASA Satellites Spot Young Star in Growth Spurt

December 19, 2018

An adolescent star in the midst of a dramatic growth phase has been observed with the help of…
Enormous Ghost Galaxy, Being Dismantled by the Milky Way, Spotted by Gaia Right Next Door

November 15, 2018

Astronomers combing through data from the ESA’s Gaia spacecraft have discovered what they’re calling a ghost galaxy. The…
Gaia Sees Stars Out in Deep Space, Flying Between Galaxies

October 5, 2018

In December of 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Gaia mission. Since that time, this space…
Milky Way is Still Rippling from a Galactic Collision Millions of Years Ago

September 25, 2018

Between 300 million and 900 million years ago, our Milky Way galaxy nearly collided with the Sagittarius dwarf…
This is a 3D map of 400,000 Hot Massive Stars Located Within 10,000 Light-Years From the Sun, Thanks to Gaia!

August 27, 2018

In December of 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Gaia mission, a space observatory designed to…
Up to 30% of Known Exoplanets could be Vast Water Worlds

August 21, 2018

When searching for extra-terrestrial life, scientists usually seek its proxy – liquid water. Now, a new study claims…
How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date

July 17, 2018

In the 1920s, Edwin Hubble made the groundbreaking discovery that the Universe was in a state of expansion.…
Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Fuel Cosmic Conundrum

July 13, 2018

Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date…
Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers

May 17, 2018

In 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) deployed the Gaia mission, a space observatory designed to measure the…
UK astronomers giving everyone access to a 3-D map of the Milky Way

April 30, 2018

The detailed information of this census of over one billion stars allows their positions and distances to be…
Thanks to a Massive Release from Gaia, we now Know Where 1.7 BILLION Stars are in the Milky Way

April 26, 2018

On December 19th, 2013, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia spacecraft took to space with one of the…
The Brightest Star in the Sky, Sirius, was Hiding a Cluster of Stars. Found by Gaia

January 31, 2018

In December of 2013, the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission took to space. Since that time, this space…
The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector

January 6, 2018

In February of 2016, scientists working for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the first-ever detection of…
Gaia Looks Beyond our Galaxy to Other Islands of Stars

December 15, 2017

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia mission is an ambitious project. Having launched in December of 2013, the…
The future of the Orion constellation

June 11, 2017

A new video, based on measurements by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the…
Gaia’s billion star map hints at treasures to come

September 18, 2016

he first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite was published today – the…
Rosetta blog: CometWatch from Gaia

November 3, 2015

This blog post is based on an image release published on the ESA Space Science portal . Gaia…
Gaia’s first year of scientific observations

August 26, 2015

Last Friday, 21 August, ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, completed its first year of science observations in its main…
Gaia satellite and amateur astronomers spot one in a billion star

July 20, 2015

An international team of astronomers have used the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite to discover a unique binary…
Counting stars with Gaia

July 3, 2015

  This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA’s Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens.…
Gaia avionics model arrives at ESOC

July 1, 2015

A full-size working model of Gaia’s internal systems arrived in Germany this week. The Avionics Model is mounted…
A year on-station for Gaia

January 14, 2015

Today’s update provided by Gaia Spacecraft Operations Manager Dave Milligan at ESOC. Time flies when you’re mapping a…
Gaia has potential to detect exoplanets that orbit white dwarfs, scientists say

December 11, 2014

Despite a large number of exoplanets detected to his date none of these objects have been detected orbiting around…
European satellite could discover thousands of planets in Earth’s galaxy

November 6, 2014

A recently launched European satellite could reveal tens of thousands of new planets within the next few years,…
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