The Gaia Mission
What's Gaia? Deep into the page to explore the mission!
Gaia is an ambitious mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy.
How long will the mission last?
Gaia is a five-year mission started on December 19, 2013 from Europe’s Spaceport, French Guiana. It will finish its operational lifetime in 2019.
On its way, Gaia will provide a census of about one billion stars in the Milky Way and beyond, and will observe each of its one billion sources about 70 times, resulting in a record of the brightness and position of each source over time.
This massive stellar census will provide the basic observational data to tackle an enormous range of important problems related to the origin, structure, and evolutionary history of our Galaxy.
The result will be an astronomical catalogue and data archive of unprecedented scope, accuracy and completeness that will be availabe through this website, Gaiaverse.
When will data be available?
First data release (Gaia-DR1) is scheduled by the end of summer 2016. Stay tuned!
Learn more about the Gaia mission on this video!
RT @ESAGaia: #GaiaDR2 will be made possible by #DPAC (https://t.co/oJxmEhKtJZ) and our ESA Gaia teams, all still working hard on getting th…
RT @esascience: Save the date: Three months from today, on 25 April 2018, @ESAGaia will release its long-awaited map of positions, distance…
RT @rdrimmel: The upcoming #Triton #occultation is brought to you thanks to @ESAGaia. (#GaiaMission #GaiaDR2 antipasta.) https://t.co/JAkRt…
RT @rdrimmel: #Triton #occultation, as seen by @BayfordburyObs @UniofHerts https://t.co/yelbXdgdLK https://t.co/koAjMvUr9x
RT @ESAGaia: @ESAGaia helps out #Triton #occultation campaign. Updated path by #LuckyStar available: https://t.co/s34TYlogOK https://t.co/S…
RT @DMontesG: Gaia-ESO Survey meeting: Li abundances in iDR5 by Elena Franciosini #gaiaESOCatania @_GES2017 @GaiaESO #gaiamission @ESO http…
RT @jumpinglangur: Now #GaiaSky also does proper motions. It will be included in the next release 😀💫 https://t.co/Ug5BG7A05O
RT @esascience: Artificial brain helps @ESAGaia catch six stars zipping through our Galaxy at high speed. Full story: https://t.co/MwTKiIwm…
RT @Jos_de_Bruijne: .@SpacemanSimon presents the #GaiaMission transient sky: SNe, flare stars, CVs, microlensing events, eclipsing AM CVn,…
RT @womullan: Gaia value added platform presentations at ESAC #gaiamission #esac https://t.co/H6K89GSm58
RT @ESAGaia: This June we celebrate 20 years of #astrometry from space! In 1997 #Hipparcos published data on 117,995 stars. More: https://t…
RT @rdrimmel: #GaiaMission data is being used by @NASANewHorizons to navigate beyond Pluto to its next target: transneptunian object 2014 M…
RT @rdrimmel: #GaiaMission at #NAC2017: #exoplanets https://t.co/zFPavwcfKa
RT @TechnologicDesk: #GaiaMission in the news! https://t.co/86OzGlMsJK Thanks to @idariane #gaiamission
RT @rdrimmel: #GaiaMission Announcement: "The science of Gaia and future challenges", Lund, Aug 30 - Sept 1 Registration NOW OPEN https://…
RT @StefanJordanARI: I enjoyed the talk at the ESAC data Workshop a lot! @cosmos4u @Jos_de_Bruijne #GaiaMission #GaiaDR1 https://t.co/k6ZV2…
RT @ESAGaia: Most #IAUS330 presentations + winning posters for Astrometry and Astrophysics in the #GaiaMission sky available now: https://t…
RT @yshalf: Spanish publication on #GaiaMission by our @GaiaUB colleagues: https://t.co/tDdLSEXJnW
Save the date! https://t.co/LAjhPQBjG0
RT @SpacemanSimon: I’ll be presenting the latest on #GaiaMission Photometric Alerts at EWASS this year. https://t.co/zH52QU0k1R
Gaia-GOSA, an interactive tool for ground-based observations
Gaia-Groundbased Observation Service for Asteroids (Gaia-GOSA), a tool that let users behave as team members of the Gaia mission.
The Montsec Observatory and the Gaia science alerts
Welcome to the blog of the Gaiaverse portal!