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Distance & Speed of Sun’s Orbit Around Galactic Center Measured

In 2013, the European Space Agency deployed the long-awaited Gaia space observatory. As one of a handful of next-generation space observatories that will be going up before the end of the decade, this mission has spent the past few years cataloging over a billion astronomical objects. Using this data, astronomers and astrophysicists hope to create the largest and most precise 3D map of the Milky Way to date.

Article: http://www.universetoday.com/133414/distance-speed-suns-orbit-around-galactic-centre-measured/

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