The Illustrated Map/Infographic that I designed for the ESA’s Gaia Mission scheduled to launch this month. Gaia is an orbiting satellite that will make the largest, most precise three-dimensional map of our Galaxy by surveying more than a thousand million stars. It will monitor each of its target stars about 70 times over a five-year period. It will precisely chart their positions, distances, movements, and changes in brightness. It is expected to discover hundreds of thousands of new celestial objects, such as extra-solar planets and brown dwarfs, and observe hundreds of thousands of asteroids within our own Solar System.
Space Wire (Illustrated Maps and Information Graphics)