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We Discover the Universe with Gaia

Gaia DR3 Published as a Special Issue in A&A

16.06.2023 –  A&A Special Issue dedicated to Gaia
Data Release 3 (DR3) has been published! It contains an impressive 40+ papers together in one list, including one on the first catalogue of microlensing events from Gaia led by Lukasz Wyrzykowski.

More details here.

Maps of different properties of the Galaxy as seen in Gaia DR3 data. A&A Special Issue cover.

Gaia Space Mission awarded 2023 Berkeley Prize!

9.11.2022 – The Gaia collaboration, which is responsible for the spacecraft that is currently building the largest and most precise three-dimensional map of our galaxy, will receive the 2023 Lancelot M. Berkeley − New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy. More details here.

Virtual group picture of part of the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium as taken right before the Gaia Data Release 3 in May 2022 during one of the Gaia DPAC seminars. Credits: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. Acknowledgements: created by T. Roegiers, A. Brown, M. Fouesneau, F. Jansen, D. Evans, F. De Angeli, M. Audard.

Gaia Data Release 3 is out!

On the 13th of June 2022, the next, revolutionary Gaia Data Release 3 was opened! Our group has been actively involved in its creation, in particular in the microlensing and black hole discovery parts! See more on ESA pages here.

Gaia observing a microlensing event. Artist’s impression by Maciej Rebisz/Science Now/Lukasz Wyrzykowski


Łukasz Wyrzykowski

Gaia’s data will be of similar or even better quality than Hubble’s. We’ve been waiting for this discovery for many, many years. It shows this method works. Gravitational microlensing is the way to find these isolated black holes.

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