1.7 billion of stars: scientists have shown a 3D map of the milky Way (photo)
This is the most detailed Atlas ever created by astronomers.
The European space Agency (ESA) presented the most complete map of the milky Way and neighboring galaxies. Details was able to collect due to running in 2013 the Gaia probe.
Explore the most precise 3-D map of our galaxy ever made. https://t.co/8KTM1Fm3E4
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Like the first Atlas was published in 2016, and contained information about two million stars.
Now, however, scientists were able to collect brand new accurate data on nearly 1.7 billions of stars, their position, distance and movement, as well as high-precision measurements of the asteroids in our solar system and beyond.
Information obtained from the probe, Gaia, has been used by astronomers for obtaining 75 orbits of globular clusters and 12 dwarf galaxies that orbit the milky Way. These data, according to scientists, will help in the study of the evolution of our galaxy, gravitational forces and dark matter.
To access this information can not only professionals but also Amateur astronomers.
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