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First standardised way to measure stars

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:34

The same way we need values to measure everything from temperature to time, astronomers have now developed a new stellar scale as a "ruler" to help them classify and compare data on star discoveries.

ESA`s billion star-hunter telescope enters orbit

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 18:26

Europe`s billion-star hunting telescope has successfully entered its operational orbit to gather data for the most accurate 3D map yet of our Milky Way galaxy, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

Gaia satellite launched to map billions of stars in the Milky Way

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 09:38

European Space Agency on Thursday launched its Gaia mission which will provide a three-dimensional picture of the Milky Way galaxy, measuring appropriate positions and distances of more than a billion stars.

Gaia satellite set for launch to map billions of stars in the Milky Way

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:12

European Space Agency on Thursday will launch its Gaia mission which will provide a three-dimensional picture of our galaxy, measuring appropriate positions and distances of more than a billion stars.

Space probe Gaia launched to map a billion stars

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 13:37

Europe`s billion-star surveyor has been launched into space where it will create a highly accurate 3D map of our galaxy.

ESA to launch Gaia space observatory on November 20

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 13:53

European Space Agency`s billion-star surveyor Gaia, which will map the stars with unprecedented precision, is going to be launched from Europe`s spaceport in Kourou on November 20.

Early warning system to detect killer asteroids

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 19:36

The powerful Gaia space telescope designed to create a 3D map of stars in the Milky Way will also detect killer asteroids on a potentially fatal collision course with our planet when it is launched next month.

New warning system to help detect `dangerous` asteroids

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:21

A 800-million-pound early warning system to find asteroids that are on a potential collision course with the Earth is set to be launched next month by European Space Agency.

ESA`s Gaia surveyor ready for launch

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 17:21

ESA`s billion-star surveyor Gaia is ready to depart for its launch site in French Guiana, as it sets to embark on a five-year mission to map the stars with unprecedented precision.

ESA`s new mission to reveal secrets of ultra-cool dwarfs

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:40

Ultra-cool dwarfs - defined as stars with a temperature below 2500 K - are the most ancient objects in our galaxy.

Earth may really be a sort of giant living organism

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 15:01

Researchers have discovered new evidence that may back the famous Gaia hypothesis of Earth as a living organism.

`Planets, water, proteins, and DNA are alive`

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 19:19

A revolutionary scientific theory of life has now challenged the conventional wisdom and claims that earth is alive.