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 @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
RT @ziggypao: Anthony Brown resuming the bright perspectives of #GaiaMission for the next data release, at the 'object processing' (cu4) me…
RT @rdrimmel: The latest #GaiaMission paper I shared was about calibrating variable stars. It's of cosmological importance: https://t.co/c0…
RT @StefanJordanARI: At #IAUS330 astronomers are presenting first results from the first #GaiaMission catalogue. A video on #GaiaDR1: http…
RT @StefanJordanARI: Fly through the stars of #GaiaMission ’s first star catalogue? Download Gaia Sky: https://t.co/kP6oaEsoiB https://t.co…
RT @TechnologicDesk: #GaiaMission in the news! https://t.co/szfFVavzj4 Thanks to @Jos_de_Bruijne @StefanJordanARI #gaiadr1 #supernova
RT @DMontesG: James Binney: Standard Galaxy - Selection Funtion ... #Gaiamission at the Gaia Sky #IAUS330gaia #IAUS330 https://t.co/oNX0aSq…
RT @DMontesG: David Hobbs: GaiaNIR #Gaiamission at the Gaia Sky #IAUS330gaia #IAUS330 https://t.co/Bi2rkflHNs
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
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