A group of astronomers working at the Liverpool John Moores University used the SPRAT spectrograph installed on the Liverpool Telescope to confirm that one of the Gaia alerts (listed on Gaia Photometric Science Alerts: Validation Phase page), Gaia14aat, is a dwarf nova.
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ESA publishes the first results provided by the spectroscopic processing of Gaia-RVS data at CNES-DPCC.
While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
Following the In-Orbit Commissioning Review on 18 July, Gaia started routine operations phase on 25 July.
Gaia team has published the first spectra obtained by Gaia.
A temporary installation by Tania Kovats, Gaia's artist in residence, opens in June as part of the Public Art Programme for the North West Cambridge Development.
2,500 children at 34 schools and colleges from across Europe participated in the event, which took place on 25 March 2014.
Astronomers at Hawaii's Mauna Kea Observatory capture Gaia's apparent change in brightness as its orientation to the Earth is changed during a test manoeuvre.
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