Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy – and beyond25 April 2018 ESA’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy.
Call for media: Second data release from ESA's Gaia mission19 April 2018 Media representatives are invited to a briefing on the second data release of ESA's Gaia mission, an astrometry mission to map more than one billion stars in our Galaxy, the Milky Way.
Close encounters of the stellar kind31 August 2017
Close encounters of the stellar kind31 August 2017 The movements of more than 300 000 stars surveyed by ESA’s Gaia satellite reveal that rare close encounters with our Sun might disturb the cloud of comets at the far reaches of our Solar System, sending some towards Earth in the distant future.
Artificial brain helps Gaia catch speeding stars26 June 2017
Artificial brain helps Gaia catch speeding stars26 June 2017 With the help of software that mimics a human brain, ESA’s Gaia satellite spotted six stars zipping at high speed from the centre of our Galaxy to its outskirts. This could provide key information about some of the most obscure regions of the Milky Wa...
The future of the Orion constellation09 June 2017
The future of the Orion constellation09 June 2017 A new video, based on measurements by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450 000 years.
Gaia’s billion-star map hints at treasures to come14 September 2016
Gaia’s billion-star map hints at treasures to come14 September 2016 The first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite was published today – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.