EDP Sciences journal Astronomy & Astrophysics has published a Special Issue gathering papers describing the GAIA data release and their validation.

Gaia is an ESA mission to survey one billion stars in our Galaxy and local galactic neighbourhood in order to build the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way and answer questions about its structure, origin and evolution.

To read the special issue, please click here.

Image credits: ESA/Gaia/DPAC/U. Lisbon
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