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ESA: Gaia mission began, the Italian contribution is considerable
Kourou, French Guiana - The satellite launched successfully from Kourou and it will create the most accurate map yet of the Milky Way
"ESA’s Gaia mission blasted off this morning on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on its exciting mission to study a billion suns. Gaia is destined to create the most accurate map yet of the Milky Way. By making accurate measurements of the positions and motions of 1% of the total population of roughly 100 billion stars, it will answer questions about the origin and...
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