|Title:||Understanding Gaia : a mission to map the galaxy|
|Authors:||Gabriella Bernardi, Author ; Alberto Vecchiato, Author|
|Publisher:||Cham : Springer, Published in association with Praxis Publishing, 2019|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-3-030-11448-0|
|Size:||xvii, 158 p. / col, ill, / 24 cm|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||Astrometry ; Astronomy ; Gaia (Artificial satellite)|
This book provide a comprehensive, readily understandable report on the European Space Agency's Gaia mission that will meet the needs of a general audience. It takes the reader on an exciting journey of discovery, explaining how such a scientific satellite is made, presenting the scientific results available from Gaia to date, and examining how the collected data will be used and their likely scientific consequences.
The Gaia mission will provide a complete and high-precision map of the positions, distances, and motions of the stars in our galaxy. It will revolutionize our knowledge on the origin and evolution of the Milky Way, on the effects of mysterious dark matter, and on the birth and evolution of stars and extrasolar planets.
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|03696||QB807.B47 2019||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|