The European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite has created a catalogue of 1.7 billion stars, 600 million more than previously recorded. It’s the most detailed star map of the Milky Way galaxy ever made. The star map offers astronomers and astrophysicists a breathtaking and revolutionary view of our home galaxy.
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