The latest star map from the Gaia spacecraft plots 1.7 billion stars

Measurements also include half a million quasars and 14,099 known solar system objects

all-sky map of the Milky Way

YOU ARE HERE  The most precise all-sky map of the Milky Way  was released by the Gaia space telescope team on April 25. It shows the total brightness and color of nearly 1.7 billion stars and a few neighboring galaxies (bright spots to the lower right of the main disk).


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