Monday, September 19, 2016

First Gaia Map Released

I talked about Gaia some - well, they just released their first detailed map, giving the "vital statistics" of no less than two million stars (think about that number for a moment. Then think about how this is a tiny preview).

http://sci.esa.int/gaia/58272-gaia-s-billion-star-map-hints-at-treasures-to-come/

Follow the link for gorgeous pictures and an explanation of just what ESA is up to with this particular telescope.