Sixteen scientists from UB among the two hundred members of the Gaia DPAC meeting in Leiden, to review the current status of preparations for Gaia catalogue release next summer.

From 16 to 20 November 2015, about two hundred members of the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) are meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands, to review the current status of preparations for future catalogue releases from ESA’s billion star surveyor mission. Launched in December 2013, ESA’s Gaia satellite started routine scientific operations on 25 July 2014. As it scans the sky from its location at the L2 Lagrange point, Gaia records the position, brightness, and colours of any object brighter than 20th magnitude that crosses its field of view. During its five-year...

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Gaiaverse is an outreach portal created by UB and CSUC where you can find all about Gaia in 11 languages.

Gaiaverse is a dissemination portal on the ESA Gaia’s mission developed within the GENIUS project, a European project funded by the European Commission to boost the impact of the next European breakthrough in astrophysics, the Gaia astrometric mission. GENIUS aims at becoming a hub of Gaia’s spreading knowledge by collecting all kind of divulgation materials such as presentations, videos, posters, brochures, tools, news… which are all available through this portal,...

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Celebrity comet spotted among Gaia’s stars (ESA, 03 Nov 15)

Media: ESA (European Space Agency) Title: Celebrity comet spotted among Gaia’s stars Publication date: 3 November 2015 A local cosmic celebrity was recently pictured among the multitude of stars and Solar System bodies surveyed by ESA’s Gaia satellite: Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, currently accompanied by another ESA spacecraft, Rosetta. While scanning the sky to map the positions and motions of a billion stars in our Galaxy, Gaia also picks up objects much closer to home, such as asteroids and comets in the Solar System. With its ability to detect faint and moving objects, Gaia has...

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“La missió Gaia celebra el seu primer any d’observacions científiques” (ESA, 28 Aug 2015)

Media: ESA (European Space Agency) Title: “La missió Gaia celebra el seu primer any d’observacions científiques” Webpage: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Gaia/Gaia_s_first_year_of_scientific_observations Publication date: 25 August 2015 Recerca El passat 21 d’agost, Gaia, el satèl·lit de l’Agència Espacial Europea (ESA), va completar el seu primer any d’observacions científiques. Després del seu llançament el 19 de desembre de 2013 i un període de sis mesos en òrbita, el satèl·lit va començar la seva rutina d’operacions científiques el 25 de juliol de 2014....

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Carme Jordi “Gaia alerta de asteroides desconocidos” (El Pais, 30 Jun 15)

  Media: El Pais Title: CARME JORDI: “Gaia alerta de asteroides desconocidos” Webpage: http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/06/25/ciencia/1435230474_414196.html Publication date: 30 June 2015   CARME JORDI: “Gaia alerta de asteroides desconocidos” Hoy, a un millón y medio de kilómetros de la Tierra, hay una cámara de 1.000 megapíxeles registrando todo lo que pasa a su alrededor. Se trata de la misión Gaia, un telescopio dotado con el sistema de imagen digital más preciso que se ha enviado nunca al espacio y cuya misión es determinar el lugar exacto que ocupa nuestro sistema solar dentro de la Vía...

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