Today (13 June 2022), ESA’s Gaia mission released its new treasure trove of data about our home galaxy. Astronomers describe strange ‘starquakes’, stellar DNA, asymmetric motions and other fascinating insights in this most detailed Milky Way survey to date.
Gaia UK news
The Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium and the European Space Agency announced on 7 February 2022 that the Gaia Data Release 3 is expected on 13 June 2022.
Data from Gaia mission is re-writing the history of our galaxy, the Milky Way. What had traditionally been thought of as satellite galaxies to the Milky Way are now revealed to be mostly newcomers to our galactic environment.
The COVID-19 virus is spreading across the globe and its impact is also felt in the Gaia collaboration. The data processing effort is distributed over many European countries which adopt different approaches to fight the pandemic.
Gaia team will be taking part in the Institute of Astronomy Open Day, held as a part of the Cambridge Science Festival. The event will take place on Saturday, 23 March, 2 - 6 pm, at the Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA.
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