Gaia

Incredible New View Of The Milky Way Is The Largest Star Map Ever

Incredible New View Of The Milky Way Is The Largest Star Map Ever

The European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft team has dropped its long-awaited trove of data about 1.7 billion stars. You can see a new visualisation of all those stars in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies above, but you really need to zoom in to appreciate just how much stuff there…