Additional Gaia calibration images released
Four additional images, taken as part of Gaia calibration and testing, have been released by ESA.
ESA’s billion-star surveyor Gaia is slowly being brought into focus. The test image released today by ESA shows a dense cluster of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.
On 14 January 2014, following a short thruster burn just after 15:30 GMT (16:30 CET), Gaia reached its operational Lissajous orbit around L2.
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