How will Gaia map the Milky Way?

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How will Gaia map the Milky Way?
« on: 18/12/2013 14:01:51 »
The Gaia spacecraft will soon begin mapping out the 3D positions of the Milky Way's stars
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Re: How will Gaia map the Milky Way?
« Reply #1 on: 29/12/2013 20:56:22 »
Well, it seems to be on its way :)
http://www.space.com/24020-gaia-galaxy-mapping-spacecraft-launch.html

Should give us some astonishing pictures too, I guess.
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