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Pinpointing Gaia to Map the Milky Way

2 May 2019, 13:00 UTC
Pinpointing Gaia to Map the Milky Way ESO

This image, a composite of several observations captured by ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST), shows the ESA spacecraft Gaia as a faint trail of dots across the lower half of the star-filled field of view. These observations were taken as part of an ongoing collaborative effort to measure Gaia’s orbit and improve the accuracy of its unprecedented star map.

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