Mission "Gaia" creates the most detailed map of stars in the Galaxy and its surroundings
The European scientific community has led the mission "Gaia" into space and is now trying to create the most detailed catalog of stars in our galaxy. The satellite will pinpoint the position and coordinates of more than 1.7 billion stars. All that can be obtained with the help of the latest telescope will allow a mathematical model to virtually track the evolution of our galaxy. Data already obtained, scientists are preparing computing power in order for all this magnificence data process by a special algorithm. A special probe worked for 22 months to gather the most important information about the space around us at close range, the most galactic size. As a result, the mission "Gaia" managed to collect data on more than a billion new stars, as well as a huge number of asteroids of different sizes that fly on the Solar system. Also studied and star systems which are significantly outside of our galaxy but its brightness is sufficient for their visible surveillance.
Space Observatory "Gaia" launched into space in 2013, the year went to the installation and configuration of the satellite, the first data that the system collected and transferred to Earth scientists received and published in 2016. The catalog contained data on the distance from the Earth to the nearest 2 million stars, as well as their possible movement in the celestial sphere. The first data turned out to be very interesting for the scientific community.
Now scientists are trying to process and publish this data array which is going from 25 July 2014 and may 23, 2016, this kit is already described at least 1.7 billion of stars, you know their position, trajectory, and distance from the earth to the stars. The data that are available are much more accurate than those that were obtained by the same stars earlier on less accurate optics and equipment.
Data from the new catalog of parallaxes and the velocity of displacement in the celestial sphere of more than 1.3 billion stars will allow scientists to predict more accurately the events in our galaxy. Along the way, scientists have made new discoveries, found new stars, which previously would not have seen and never imagined. Each new mission to space promises at least one important discovery, we are closer and closer to the moment when we will be able to leave our home Earth and move in search of a new Harbor.
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