Gaia, the Galaxy in your hands

Gaia la galaxia en tus manos
Josep Manel Carrasco, ICCUB-IEEC
Mercè Romero
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The European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia satellite is revolutionizing the astronomy, providing unprecedented clues about the origin and evolution of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Coinciding with the third publication of mission data, with more than 1.8 billion objects, we describe the mission, review Gaia's strategy for observing the Universe, and analyse the latest discoveries about the Universe you are obtaining.

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Mercè Romero obtained her PhD in Aerospace Science and Technology at the UPC, and she is a professor at the University of Barcelona and a researcher at the Gaia group of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences. He is currently part of the internal validation group of Gaia data in preparation of the final catalogue. Her research is focused on the study of the structure and kinematics of our Galaxy, specifically in determining the shape of the disk and the characteristics of the Galactic bar.

Josep Manel Carrasco is a researcher of the Gaia group at the ICCUB, where he works with the photometric and spectrometric calibration of the mission's data, evaluating the state of the satellite and creating the data catalog in the CU9 coordination unit. Creator of the Miralcel dissemination project, he is a regular collaborator of the La República Santboiana program on Radio Sant Boi. He recently published the book "Cosmos: A Quick Immersion" in Tibidabo Ediciones.







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