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Gaia making a 3D-map of a Billion stars, new space observatory
GravityWaves
post Apr 1 2006, 07:38 PM
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Have you guys heard about this one ?

Gaia observatory
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"The satellite will determine the position, colour and true motion of one thousand million stars and over 100,000 objects in our Solar System. Gaia will also identify as many as 10,000 planets around other stars. "
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"Gaia will measure distance (from parallax) out to ~100,000 parsecs; for stars ~10,000 pc away, with a Vmag of ~<15, Gaia will measure their distances accurate to ~10-20%."

You can also read about it here
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0407/06mapping/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_probe

or check the European space site
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Mars3D
post May 15 2018, 08:30 PM
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I have created this image of the Milky Way from the raw CSV data. It's similar to ESA's but has more contrast and is more 'blown out' at the center of the galaxy.




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- GravityWaves   Gaia making a 3D-map of a Billion stars   Apr 1 2006, 07:38 PM
- - GravityWaves   Galactic census project http://sci.esa.int/science...   Apr 12 2006, 07:32 AM
- - PhilCo126   What's the difference here with what HIPPARCOS...   Jun 6 2007, 08:21 PM
- - edstrick   Far, far more targets, more color information for ...   Jun 8 2007, 06:52 AM
- - Mongo   Indeed. By the end of its mission, GAIA will have...   Jun 9 2007, 03:08 AM
- - GravityWaves   Testing the Gaia tracking concept http://gaia.esa....   Jun 14 2008, 04:06 PM
- - GravityWaves   Cornell Uni Library http://eprintweb.org/S/articl...   Feb 2 2009, 06:26 PM
- - GravityWaves   Gaia video processing unit test model delivered   Feb 18 2009, 03:31 PM
- - GravityWaves   Gaia to lift off from Europe’s Spaceport on a Soyu...   Dec 17 2009, 07:45 PM
- - PhilCo126   That's the first step... On ESA's Gaia spa...   Dec 18 2009, 12:12 PM
- - GravityWaves   Scientific Community Makes GREAT Progress Towards ...   Jul 6 2010, 04:20 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   According to Spaceflight Now, Gaia is now schedule...   Jan 2 2013, 04:29 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Now this is unusual. Back on May 24th Spaceflight...   Jun 21 2013, 06:02 PM
|- - antoniseb   I saw on the ESA Gaia web page that they are repla...   Nov 12 2013, 03:36 PM
|- - Tom Womack   QUOTE (antoniseb @ Nov 12 2013, 03:36 PM)...   Nov 12 2013, 03:43 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Gaia and its Soyuz rocket are on the launch pad, w...   Dec 16 2013, 07:39 PM
- - Explorer1   Launch in 90 minutes... http://spaceflightnow.com...   Dec 19 2013, 07:51 AM
- - Hungry4info   Looks like launch was successful   Dec 19 2013, 10:07 AM
- - helvick   Lots of rather odd (to me) claims being made abou...   Dec 19 2013, 10:50 AM
- - Gerald   Without reading the documents, just as a hint how ...   Dec 19 2013, 01:36 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   OMG. Video of the launch of Gaia is awesome. It ...   Dec 19 2013, 03:11 PM
|- - pospa   QUOTE (Ron Hobbs @ Dec 19 2013, 04:11 PM)...   Dec 19 2013, 05:01 PM
|- - Ron Hobbs   QUOTE (pospa @ Dec 19 2013, 09:01 AM) Wro...   Dec 20 2013, 03:33 AM
- - Greenish   QUOTE (helvick @ Dec 19 2013, 05:50 AM) S...   Dec 19 2013, 06:06 PM
- - Gerald   ESA Gaia on Twitter   Dec 20 2013, 08:52 AM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   According to the latest Tweets, Gaia has successfu...   Jan 8 2014, 02:58 AM
- - Doug M.   GAIA is going through shakedown -- testing and cal...   Feb 7 2014, 09:56 PM
|- - Tom Womack   http://hla.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/display?image...olor)...   Feb 8 2014, 12:19 AM
- - SteveM   Good overview of current understanding of Gaia...   Jun 17 2014, 02:45 AM
|- - SteveM   Gaia enters routine phase: "Last week Friday...   Jul 29 2014, 01:33 PM
|- - dtolman   New posted paper is claiming that Gaia will be abl...   Nov 9 2014, 04:27 AM
- - SteveM   Gaia's Data Release 1, based on observations ...   Sep 14 2016, 01:03 AM
- - antipode   Wow, Look at the LMC in the hi res png file at ht...   Sep 15 2016, 11:50 AM
|- - SteveM   QUOTE (antipode @ Sep 15 2016, 06:50 AM) ...   Sep 16 2016, 05:30 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   One of the more entertaining ESA products to come ...   Jun 14 2017, 11:10 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Heads up. The astrometry revolution is about to s...   Apr 2 2018, 09:44 PM
- - Sean   Here is a clip set to 'Chimaerica' by Jóha...   Apr 27 2018, 03:04 PM
- - Mars3D   I have created this image of the Milky Way from th...   May 15 2018, 08:30 PM


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