Oh, hey, Milky Way: Gaia reveals map of more than 1 billion stars in our galaxy

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 22:51 in Astronomy & Space

The Milky Way just got a little more crowded. The European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft has mapped more than a billion stars in the galaxy with unprecedented accuracy and detail — and it has already discovered 400 million more previously unknown stars. The stellar trove of 1.142 billion stars,...

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