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Can I be part of Gaia?

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Find out how you can get involved in Gaia and contribute to new and exciting discoveries in our Galaxy and beyond.

Collection: Gaia in one minute

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Tue 21 Jan 2014


Fast collision of solitons

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Fast collision of solitons

Collection: solitons

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Wed 12 Feb 2014


Fast collision of solitons

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Fast collision of solitons

Collection: solitons

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Tue 11 Feb 2014


Fast collision of solitons

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Fast collision of solitons

Collection: solitons

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Fri 7 Feb 2014


How do we benefit from space?

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Cool and exciting science? Big deal! What's the pay-off for me?
This cartoon explains some of the surprising spin-offs and economic benefits of space technology.

Collection: Gaia in one minute

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Tue 21 Jan 2014


Sackler Lecture 2014: The Search for Earth 2.0 - Professor Sara Seager

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Institute of Astronomy Sackler Lecture 2014. The Search for Earth 2.0 - Professor Sara Seager

Collection: Sackler Lecture Series

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Mon 8 Dec 2014


Slow collision of solitons

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Slow collision of solitons

Collection: solitons

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Wed 12 Feb 2014


The environment of bright QSOs at z ~ 6

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The movie shows the formation of a very massive black hole according to the simulations performed at the IoA/KICC. It starts at a time of about 400 million years and runs until 1...

Collection: Cosmological simulations

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Fri 25 Oct 2013


What's the big deal about Gaia?

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Just how do you go about creating a 3D map of a galaxy? How many stars would that even be? And how can we know the distances to the stars if we can't travel to them?

Collection: Gaia in one minute

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Tue 21 Jan 2014


Why we need Gaia

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How old are the stars?
Turns out it's not so easy to tell. This cartoon shows how the Gaia spacecraft will uncover the timeline of our universe by measuring the stars.

Collection: Gaia in one minute

Institution: Institute of Astronomy

Created: Tue 21 Jan 2014