Science highlights of Gaia DR3


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Selection of stories related to Gaia's Data Release 3 published on ESA websites


27/09/2023: Gaia finds the Milky Way contains less dark matter than previously thought

22/09/2023: Mass-luminosity relation from Gaia's binary stars

13/06/2023: Gaia's multi-dimensional Milky Way

23/05/2023: Has Gaia found missing link in black hole evolution?

18/05/2023: Mapping the Milky Way

13/04/2023: Wobbling star found in Gaia-Hipparcos data confirmed to host exoplanet

05/04/2023: Dual quasar found to be hosted by an ongoing galaxy merger at redshift 2.17

30/03/2023: Gaia discovers a new family of black holes

31/01/2023: Gaia reaches to the clouds – 3D kinematics of the LMC

25/01/2023: Meet your neighbours: CNS5 - the fifth catalogue of nearby stars

04/11/2022: Gaia's first black hole discovery: Gaia BH1

20/10/2022: Shadow hunters capture Didymos asteroid eclipsing stars

26/10/2022: Are Newton and Einstein in error after all?

12/10/2022: 30,000 near-Earth asteroids discovered and rising

06/10/2022: Mapping the interstellar medium using the Gaia RVS spectra

11/08/2022 Gaia reveals the past and future of the Sun

13/06/2022 Gaia Data Release 3 - in-depth stories

13/06/2022 Gaia data release 3 press events

13/06/2022: Image and video releases for Gaia Data Release 3

13/06/2022: Press releases for Gaia Data Release 3

10/06/2022: Gaia observes the Milky Way

10/06/2022: Watch live: first impressions of Gaia data release 3

10/06/2022: MK classification of stars from BP/RP spectrophotometry across the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

09/06/2022: BP/RP low-resolution spectroscopy across the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

31/05/2022: Media invitation: new details about our Milky Way in the third Gaia data release

31/05/2022: Gaia data release 3 media kit

27/05/2022: Cepheids and their radial velocity curves

23/05/2022: The Galaxy in your preferred colours

19/05/2022: GaiaXPy 1.0.0 released, a tool for Gaia's BP/RP spectra users

13/05/2022: Gaia - ESA's billion star surveyor

25/02/2022: Not only distances: what Gaia DR3 RR Lyrae stars will tell us about our Galaxy and beyond

31/01/2022: Astrometric orbit of the exoplanet-host star HD81040

23/12/2021: Signal-to-Noise ratio for Gaia DR3 BP/RP mean spectra

09/07/2021: How Gaia unveils what stars are made of

27/04/2021: HIP 70674 Orbital solution resulting from Gaia DR3 processing

30/03/2021: First transiting exoplanet by Gaia

22/12/2020: QSO emission lines in low-resolution BP/RP spectra

12/08/2020: First calibrated XP spectra


Science highlights of Gaia EDR3


Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO


Selection of stories related to Gaia's Early Data Release 3


26/09/2022: Gaia on the hunt for dual quasars and gravitational lenses

23/09/2022: Gaia's observation of relativistic deflection of light close to Jupiter

07/06/2022: Jupiter's moon Europa to obscure distant star

11/05/2022: Systemic proper motions of 73 galaxies in the Local group

17/02/2022: Gaia reveals a new member of the Milky Way family

12/01/2022: The Local Bubble - source of our nearby stars

05/01/2022: A Milky-Way relic of the formation of the Universe

22/12/2021: The 7 October 2021 stellar occultation by the Neptunian system

01/12/2021: Observation of a long-predicted new type of binary star

24/11/2021: Gaia reveals that most Milky Way companion galaxies are newcomers to our corner of space

24/09/2021: Astrometric microlensing effect in the Gaia16aye event

22/09/2021: the power of the third dimension - the discovery of a gigantic cavity in space

26/03/2021: Apophis' Yarkovsky acceleration improved through stellar occultation

03/12/2020: Gaia Early Data Release 3 - press releases

03/12/2020: Gaia Early Data Release 3 - release stories for the general public 

03/12/2020: Gaia Early Data Release 3 - release stories for the scientific community

29/10/2020: Gaia EDR3 passbands

09/10/2018: 3rd Gaia DPAC Consortium Meeting