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.
Gaia UK news
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.
Gaia is the focus of the editorial in today's Guardian.
Before aiming at the stars, you must know where you are. Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope images of Gaia released.
Four additional images, taken as part of Gaia calibration and testing, have been released by ESA.
The Gaia team have a confirmed exhibition space at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition which takes place in central London during the first week of July 2014.
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