Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Why we need Gaia

Why we need Gaia

How old are the stars?

Turns out it's not so easy to tell. This cartoon shows how the Gaia spacecraft will uncover the timeline of our universe by measuring the stars.

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This cartoon is part of a series following one man and his cat as they learn about space, created by Angel Eye Media and the Gaia team in Cambridge. Narrated by Dara O Briain. You may download this cartoon in a range of formats  from

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Page last updated: 07 November 2018