A billion stars, new information

This video, recorded in French Guiana, says about itself:

19 December 2013

Watch a replay of ESA’s billion-star surveyor Gaia lift off.

Today, the European Space Agency is presenting the first results of their Gaia satellite mission:

“From more than a billion stars we will finally get the exact position, brightness and distance from the earth“, says [Dutch astronomer] Nelemans.

Anna Frebel digs a young universe. Stellar archaeologist has turned up stars from the second generation ever to form. By Christopher Crockett, 11:05am, September 21, 2016: here.

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