Memory game

You want to train your memory? Gaia mission can help you with that while having fun!! The game consists in 2 copies of 20 different images, in total 40 cards with images related with the Gaia Mission. The aim of the game is to match up the identical images. You can play this game online: https://gaia.ub.edu/memory/ Steps: Each player turn a pair of cards up in their turn in order to locate the two identical cards. If identical images are found they will remain uncovered and the player has another turn. Otherwise, both cards will be hidden again and the player loses the turn. You must try to...

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582 new open clusters in the Galactic disc of our Milky Way

Alfred Castro-Ginard et al. have found 582 new open clusters, using the data from the second release of the Gaia mission. Open clusters are groups of gravitationally bound stars, that were formed in the same event – so they have the same chemical composition and age – and share a common position and proper motion. Those open clusters are fundamental objects in galaxies, and key for the understanding of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way. While young open clusters allow researchers to trace the star forming regions and to understand the star forming mechanisms, intermediate and old...

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Teresa Antoja and Roger Mor interviewed at the Sky & Telescope magazine

Our astronomers Teresa Antoja and Roger Mor appear in this month’s edition of the Sky & Telescope magazine. They talk about the Gaia mission and how its data releases have been broadening the knowledge about our Milky Way. In the piece ““Data from the Gaia Spacecraft are unveiling the Milky Way’s tumultuous past”, Mor talks about his findings on the Milky Way’s stelar baby boom. Antoja says to the magazine “ Most of usare very lucky to be in this place and at this time. This topic in general, galactic dynamics, this will be the Golden age”. She has recently published...

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Roger Mor: En busca del nacimiento de la Vía Láctea (El Mundo, 13/05/2019)

ROGER MOR En busca del nacimiento de la Vía Láctea (El Mundo) El científico del Instituto de Ciencias del Cosmos de la Universidad de Barcelona encabeza como primer firmante, un trabajo de investigación que profundiza en el porqué y cuándo del nacimiento de las estrellas de la Vía Láctea gracias a los datos de la sonda Gaia.

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The article “El primer mapa 3D de la Vía Láctea” published in the Spanish version of Scientific American

By: C. Jordi, E. Masana Journal: Investigación y Ciencia, Nº 510, march 2019 Language: Spanish The article on the ESA’s Gaia space mission by Carme Jordi and Eduard Masana, researchers from the Barcelona Gaia team at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences UB, has been published on March in the journal Investigación y Ciencia. La misión Gaia, de la ESA, ha cartografiado con una precisión sin precedentes 1300 millones de estrellas de la galaxia. Sus resultados están cambiando la forma de ver y entender nuestro entorno cósmico. ¿Cómo se formó la Vía Láctea? ¿De dónde proceden las estrellas que...

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