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Gaia astronomical revolution
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- Title Gaia astronomical revolution
- Released: 22/10/2019
- Length 00:03:00
- Language English
- Footage Type TV Exchanges
- Copyright ESA
Launched in December 2013, the Gaia mission is revolutionising our understanding of the Milky Way. The space telescope is mapping our galaxy in unprecedented detail – measuring the position, movement and distance of stars.
At a meeting in Groningen in the Netherlands, scientists have been discussing the challenge of processing and visualising Gaia data.
Latest science results from the mission, also discussed in this A and B-roll, include a new understanding of how stars cluster together and the fact that today’s Milky Way was formed from a merger of galaxies.
More details on these science results:
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way
Gaia uncovers major event in the formation of the Milky Way
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