Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Science videos

Gaia Alerts detections over time

Gaia alerts on Gaia DR2 sky map

A movie showing Gaia Alerts detections over time on the Gaia Data Release 2 sky map.

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Motion of variable stars in the Gaia Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

variable stars motion in H-R diagram
A video, made using Gaia Data Release 2 data, showing the motion of variable stars in the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram.
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360° view of Gaia's sky

Gaia sky
Explore Gaia's all-sky view of our Milky Way Galaxy and neighbouring galaxies in 360 degrees.
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Parallax and proper motion on the sky - 360° view

Gaia DR2 parallaxes and proper motions
A 360° animated view of the entire sky on 25 April 2018.
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Globular clusters and dwarf galaxies orbits

Orbits of globular clusters and dwarf galaxies
Globular clusters and dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, using Gaia Data Release 2 data.
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Gaia's first asteroid survey

Gaia's asteroid survey
Animated view of the 14 099 asteroids in our Solar System, as viewed by ESA’s Gaia satellite using information from the mission's second data release.
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Comparison between Gaia's first and second data releases

Gaia DR1 and DR2 comparison
A virtual journey showing a comparison between Gaia's first and second data releases.
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Stellar parallaxes - how to measure stellar distances with the Gaia satellite

Gaia parallax video
How stellar distances are measured with the Gaia satellite using the parallax method.
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What are stars made of?

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What might you be able to find about the stars just by examining their light?
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Why am I like a star?

Why am I like a star? thumbnail
We’re all made of stardust.
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