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Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars

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posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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The most precise map of the night sky ever assembled is taking shape.
Astronomers working on the Gaia space telescope are releasing a first tranche of data recording the position and brightness of over a billion stars.
And for some two million of these objects, their distance and sideways motion across the heavens has also been accurately plotted.
Gaia's mapping effort is already unprecedented in scale, but it still has several years to run.
Remarkably, scientists say the store of information even now is too big for them to sift, and they are appealing for the public's help in making discoveries.
A web portal has been opened where anyone can play with Gaia data and look for novel phenomena.

www.bbc.co.uk...

sci.esa.int...

Great discoveries abound !

Sorry just throwing it out there .




posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 07:35 AM
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posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 07:57 AM
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When a group of schoolchildren showed the BBC how to do it last week, they stumbled across a supernova - an exploded star !

I loved that bit.

Does this mean there's life everywhere ?
Or were just a freak event ?

Well my glass is half full and the universe is teaming with life 👍



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: Denoli
When a group of schoolchildren showed the BBC how to do it last week, they stumbled across a supernova - an exploded star !

I loved that bit.

Does this mean there's life everywhere ?
Or were just a freak event ?

Well my glass is half full and the universe is teaming with life 👍



Ofcourse, there is life everywhere.



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