Friday, April 27, 2018

The Galactic Data Dump

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a photograph representing data on 1.7 billion stars. The ESA's Gaia satellite has been making measurements and has accumulated so much data that it is being released in order to take care of the wider scientific resources of those trained—but also to enable citizen-scientists to work with the data as well.

Coming down the road: an even bigger data dump!

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