Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Gaia reveals that most Milky Way companion galaxies are newcomers to our corner of space

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.

Read the story on ESA's website.

Page last updated: 01 December 2021