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Fraser
2014-Nov-07, 01:50 PM
Early on the morning of Dec. 19, 2013,*the pre-dawn sky above the coastal town of*Kourou*in*French Guiana was briefly sliced*by the brilliant*exhaust of a Soyuz VS06 rocket as it ferried ESA’s “billion-star surveyor”*Gaia*into space, on its way to begin a*five-year mission to map the precise locations of*our galaxy’s*stars. From its position in orbit around L2*Gaia will […]

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