PBS Space Time

How Gaia Changed Astronomy Forever

Season 4 Episode 23 | 8m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

The great advances in any science tend to come in sudden leaps. April 25th of 2018 marks the beginning of just such a leap for much of astronomy. In the early hours of the morning, the Gaia mission’s second data release dropped. Our understanding of our own galaxy will never be the same again.

Aired: 08/29/18

Rating: NR


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