Gaia scanning the sky

00:00:57 21.09.2016
The first release of the Gaia catalogue (Gaia DR1) is based on observations collected between 25 July 2014 and 16 September 2015 by the astrometric satellite Gaia, launched by the European Space Agency ESA in December 2013.The Gaia data release 1 is published on September 14, 2016 at 12:30 CEST, at video explains the Gaia mission and some important parts of the Gaia DR1: Positions and brightnesses of more than 1.1 billion stars in our galaxy and additionally parallaxes (distance measurements) and proper motions of more that 2 million stars.The GENIUS movie by Klaus Jäger and Stefan Jordan explains the main goals of the Gaia mission. It also contains statements from several scientists directly involved in the analysis of the Gaia data. Financial support was provided by the FP7 Gaia-GENIUS project. The Gaia outreach work in Heidelberg is supported by the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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