The Next Gaia Mission Data Dump May Solve Big Milky Way Mysteries

Data by European SpaceAgency's Gaia mission, contains an unprecedented amount of information about more than 1 billion of the brightest objects in the sky

Astronomers hope the new data, which will be released June 13, will help solve some major mysteries about the birth and life of the Milky Way and the stars in it.

nThe Gaia mission launched in 2013 and is known for creating the most detailed map of the Milky Way

Upcoming data set will add a new dimension: It will reveal the chemical compositions of tens of millions of stars

Hovering around Lagrange Point 2 Gaia scans the entire sky about every two months

The 2 billion celestial objects the telescope sees make up only about 1% of the total stars in the Milky Way

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