Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Gaia images

Stellar density map

Stellar density map - Milky Way

The image shows the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds. The map is based on housekeeping data from ESA’s Gaia satellite, and it indicates the total number of stars detected every second in each of the satellite's fields of view.

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