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GAIA Moves into its New Home

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The European Space Agency unmanned spacecraft, GAIA, has today reached its intended orbit around the L2 Sun-Earth Lagrange Point. The craft launched on December 19, 2013. Its mission is to make very accurate observations of one billion stars, charting their precise … Continue reading


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Lagrangian Real Estate: Places in Space

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Space is not a void without terrain. Although the features are hard to see, they can be mapped, and there are places near Earth that are sufficiently stable to be “home” for objects and structures. Lagrange Points. There are five … Continue reading

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