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Gaia satellite begins five year quest to create 3D map of one billion stars

Gaia satellite begins five year quest to create 3D map of one billion stars

The largest camera ever launched into space has reached its destination 1.5 million kilometres from Earth to begin work on “the most precise three dimensional map of our galaxy” ever recorded. The flying saucer-shaped Gaia satellite was launched from French Guiana in December last year by the European Space Agency as the start of a five year mission to locate ... Read More »