Science Topics - Information sheets

The unprecedented accuracy and unbiased nature of Gaia's full-sky survey will prove valuable to a wide range of scientific disciplines. In addition to galaxy studies, Gaia's wealth of data will eventually inform and invigorate areas as diverse as stellar life cycles, dark matter and general relativity.
Information Sheets about Gaia's Science Topics are available here:


Galactic Structure
Download: PDF (3.5MB)
Created: 2004-03-31
Updated: 2009-08-25


Star Formation History
Download: PDF (46KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Stellar Structure & Evolution
Download: PDF (35KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Variability of Stars
Download: PDF (791KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2006-02-13


Stellar Ages, Galactic Evolution & the Age of the Universe
Download: PDF (33KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Isolated Brown Dwarfs
Download: PDF (85KB)
Created: 2004-03-18
Updated: 2009-08-25


White Dwarfs
Download: PDF (34KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Distance and Age Scales of the Universe
Download: PDF (663KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Microlensing
Download: PDF (84KB)
Created: 2004-06-25
Updated: 2006-02-13


Census of Binaries
Download: PDF (52KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Brown Dwarf Binaries
Download: PDF (27KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Planetary Systems
Download: PDF (249KB)
Created: 2004-03-31
Updated: 2009-08-25


Planetary Transits
Download: PDF (34KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Minor Planets & Near-Earth Objects

Download: PDF (1MB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Trojans
Download: PDF (83KB)
Created: 2004-02-15
Updated: 2009-08-25


Trans-Neptunian Objects and Centaurs
Download: PDF (61KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2010-07-08


Stellar Encounters & Perturbations of the Oort Cloud

Download: PDF (25KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Magellanic Clouds
Download: PDF (387KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Supernovae
Download: PDF (26KB)
Created: 2004-06-25
Updated: 2009-08-25


Observations of Quasars
Download: PDF (387KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25


Gravitational Light Deflection
Download: PDF (56KB)
Created: 2003-09-30
Updated: 2009-08-25

 
Download all Science Information Sheets as one PDF file here (7.2MB).