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Presentation of the Spanish participation in the Gaia mission

A moment during the presentation in the Madrid's main office of the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC).

A moment during the presentation in the Madrid's main office of the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC).

30/10/2012

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On Tuesday 23rd October, the European Space Agency (ESA) presented the Spanish participation in the Gaia mission, whose main goal is to develop the most accurate galactic census of the Milky Way performed until now and aimed to discover hundreds of thousands of new celestial objects, such as extra-solar planets (around 15000) and failed stars called brown dwarfs

Some experts took part in the event: the UB professor Jordi Torra, the main researcher of the Spanish contribution to the mission; Álvaro Giménez, director of Science and Robotic Exploration of ESA and head of the European Space Astronomy Center; José Hernández, Gaia Operation and Calibration Engineer (ESA); Pilar Román, in charge of the ESA Scientific Programme; and César Ramos, general manager of TEDAE, one of the enterprises which takes part in the project, in which about 400 European scientists collaborate.
 

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