Astronomers have unveiled the most detailed 3D map of the Milky Way however which could shed new light on the galaxy and the world outside.
The European Space Agency’s Gaia observatory was looking at the world since 2013.
The map contains enough fresh detail that astronomers can now gauge the acceleration of the solar system and figure out the mass of this galaxy.
The info will fill in certain unfamiliar gaps in our understanding of what is up in distance.
“The Gaia spacecraft is circling round the sky constantly and it’s doing many, many moves across the sky and it is measuring the position and also the brightness of the stars and with this, it generates exceptionally accurate reference framework that’s essentially sent down to Earth through radio signals and we place them together to the pc,” Professor Gunther Hasinger, Director of Science at the European Space Agency in Spain, informed Euronews.
“What we’re learning is essentially the background of the Milky Way,” he added.
“We’re drilling back in the history of the time, more or like the archeologists are drilling but many many centuries – before the sun was born, therefore we can say something concerning the destiny of the Milky Way as it was young and can forecast what’s going to happen in the long run”.
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