Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

October 2023 news

New Gaia release reveals rare lenses, cluster cores and unforeseen science

Today (10 October 2023), ESA's Gaia mission releases a goldmine of knowledge about our galaxy and beyond. Among other findings, the star surveyor surpasses its planned potential to reveal half a million new and faint stars in a massive cluster, identify over 380 possible cosmic lenses, and pinpoint the positions of more than 150 000 asteroids within the Solar System.