• phys.org | 5/29/2019 | Staff
    Proper-motion vector diagram of the Gaia DR2 stars in a circle of 1 degree radius around β Lyrae. Credit: Bastian et al., 2019. Using data from ESA's Gaia satellite, German astronomers have detected...
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  • earthsky.org | 8/29/2019 | Deborah Byrd
    Stars are born in huge clouds of gas and dust in space. As we look out into our Milky Way galaxy, we see some stars that are still hanging out in their original star families; we say these stars...
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  • phys.org | 5/2/2019 | Staff
    On Tuesday 16 July, teams at ESA's mission control will perform an "orbit change maneuver" on the Gaia space observatory—the biggest operation since the spacecraft was launched in 2013.
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  • phys.org | 4/29/2019 | Staff
    Animated view of more than 14 000 asteroids in our Solar System from the catalogue in the second data release of ESA's Gaia satellite, published in 2018. The orbits of the 200 brightest objects are...
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  • ScienceDaily | 5/2/2019 | Staff
    In order to reach the accuracy necessary for Gaia's sky maps, it is crucial to pinpoint the position of the spacecraft from Earth. Therefore, while Gaia scans the sky, gathering data for its stellar...
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  • realclimatescience.com | 3/8/2019 | Staff
    The vast majority of the US has been cooler and wetter than normal since the start of October. October to February averaged about 1.2F below normal in the US, and almost five degrees cooler...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/7/2018 | Paul Scott Anderson
    In recent decades, astronomers have confirmed a few thousand exoplanets, or planets orbiting distant stars. There are thousands more exoplanet candidates. On December 3, 2018, an international team...
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  • Mail Online | 11/7/2018 | Khaleda Rahman For Mailonline
    Gaia Pope's twin has spoken out to say her sister deserves justice ahead of the first anniversary of the teenager's disappearance. The 19-year-old, who lived near Swanage in Dorset, vanished on...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/3/2018 | Deborah Byrd
    View larger. | Artist’s reconstruction of the movements of high-velocity stars found by ESA’s Gaia satellite. Image via ESA/Marchetti et al. 2018/NASA/Hubble. ESA’s Gaia mission is proving to be a...
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  • phys.org | 9/20/2018 | Staff
    A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the University of Groningen has found, through the analysis of Gaia data,...
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  • Science | 9/14/2018 | Staff
    Drawing a parallel between the original Gaia concept and a possible Gaia 2.0 gives an occasion to reevaluate our collective goals, as well as the means of achieving them.
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  • earthsky.org | 8/30/2018 | Paul Scott Anderson
    View larger. | Artists’ concept of a Dyson sphere. Notice the little moon or planet on the left side, being ravaged for raw materials. This image – called Shield World Construction – is by Adam Burn.
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  • phys.org | 7/12/2018 | Staff
    Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe's expansion rate. The results further fuel the mismatch between...
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  • phys.org | 7/4/2018 | Staff
    KAST spectra of GaiaJ1738−0826 (black curve) with model having the specified parameters overlaid (red line). Credit: Melis et al., 2018. Astronomers have identified the first metal-polluted white...
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  • phys.org | 6/20/2018 | Staff
    Two astronomers from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) have developed a software library that can effortlessly generate visualisations based on hundreds of millions of data points.
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  • phys.org | 6/13/2018 | Staff
    Left panel: different starstreams (coloured dots), the Milky Way disk (blue) and in black the rest of the halo stars, in which the horizontal cigar-shaped blob is visible.
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  • ScienceDaily | 6/12/2018 | Staff
    The study is based on the recent Gaia Data Release 2. This provided the astronomical community with accurate information on the position and movement of millions of stars, mostly in the Milky Way.
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  • The Catholic Astronomer | 4/29/2018 | Dr. Brenda Frye
    in the Milky Way. GAIA does this by measuring parallaxes. This method relies on measuring what we might colloquially call "perspective." The idea is that a high precision snapshot of a nearby star...
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  • earthsky.org | 4/26/2018 | Deborah Byrd
    Gaia’s view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, in a 360 degree interactive view (click arrows in upper left) via ESA/Gaia/DPAC; ATG medialab. It was less than a century ago, in 1920, that...
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  • phys.org | 3/22/2018 | Staff
    Last month, ESA's Gaia satellite experienced a technical anomaly followed by a 'safe mode' event. After thorough examination, the spacecraft was successfully recovered and resumed normal scientific...
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