MISSION NEWS AS OF THURSDAY 25 JANUARY 2018

MISSION NEWS AS OF THURSDAY 25 JANUARY 2018

+ SAVE THE DATE: GAIA’S SECOND DATA RELEASE SET FOR 25 APRIL

Following the release of the first catalogue in 2016, ESA’s Gaia mission will publish its long-awaited map of more than 1 billion stars in our Galaxy on 25 April 2018.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59944

+ LISA PATHFINDER WINS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY AWARD

ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of the American Astronautical Society.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59943

+ NORTH, EAST, SOUTH, WEST: THE MANY FACES OF ABELL 1758 [HEIC1801]

Resembling a swarm of flickering fireflies, this beautiful galaxy cluster glows intensely in the dark cosmos, accompanied by the myriad bright lights of foreground stars and swirling spiral galaxies. A1758N is a sub-cluster of Abell 1758, a massive cluster containing hundreds of galaxies.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59937

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