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Gaia Data Release 2

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A R Pratt's picture
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Gaia Data Release 2

Read ESA's press release summarising the latest issue of its high-quality star catalogue - Gaia Data Release 2.

http://sci.esa.int/gaia/60192-gaia-creates-richest-star-map-of-our-galaxy-and-beyond/

For example, the high quality astrometry delivered by Gaia will revolutionise occultation astronomy.

     Alex.

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Gaia Data Release 2

Very exciting times Alex. The data will revolutionise many fields of astronomy. I was just starting to use the data to analyse star forming regions when an unfortunately timed computer failure stopped me.

Andy