Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty Breaks Down New Data from the Gaia Mission

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Artist rendering of the Gaia Spacecraft scanning the Milky Way Galaxy

On April 25, 2018, the European Space Agency’s Gaia observatory released its second data catalog, which includes the distances to a staggering 1.4 billion stars. In this podcast, Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty explains why these new findings are important to astronomers and how Gaia’s data can help us unlock our galaxy’s past, present, and future.