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Milky Way

# milky-way - Thursday 27 February, 2014

# milky-way - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Europe’s €740 million star-hunting telescope ‘Gaia’ enters Earth orbit

Data from the craft will be used to create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way yet, allowing astronomers to determine the origin and evolution of the galaxy.

# milky-way - Friday 20 December, 2013

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way

Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.

# milky-way - Friday 13 September, 2013

Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever…

Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the centre of our galaxy. Turns out it’s shaped a bit like a peanut…

# milky-way - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge This kitten is more excited about milk than anyone has ever been about anything Milky Way

# milky-way - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

Astronomers have found the closest planet in location and size to the Earth circling a star in the system Alpha Centauri.

# milky-way - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Photo: Cliffs of Moher, meet the Milky Way Breathtaking

Photo: Cliffs of Moher, meet the Milky Way

Damien Stenson captured this incredible image on the Clare coast.

# milky-way - Monday 29 August, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

WATCH: Physicists recreate the formation of the Milky Way

See that great big swirl there? That’s our home. An international team have used Swiss supercomputers to replay its creation.