Most detailed map of the Milky Way ever released


The most detailed map of the Milky Way is still being built, but you can check out its current and most complete iteration yet. Gaia is a mission run by the European Space Agency to catalogue the massive database of stars that make up our galaxy.

Spotted by IFLScience (opens in new tab), The ESA has released the third data drop from the Gaia mission (opens in new tab), and it contains more than enough space data to help make any earthling feel much, much smaller. 

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