Gaia Sky in APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day features Gaia Sky

Toni Sagrista Selles

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Gaia Sky APOD

Today, 26 September 2016, the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) features a video we have prepared with Gaia Sky at the ARI/Uni Heidelberg. The video itself shows a flight from outside of our Milky Way galaxy to the Sun and then a travel through the Solar System towards the vicinity of the Earth, displaying in this journey a little over 600.000 stars from the TGAS part of Gaia Data Release 1.

The video caption wanders a bit off topic, for it mentions neither Gaia DR1 nor TGAS, the main points of the video. Anyway, it is nice to have a video featured in APOD.

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