The European Space agency on Thursday launched a new telescope set to map a billion stars.
It's had its ups and downs, but two years into its mission, the European Space Agency has celebrated its release of the first data from the Gaia space observatory. It aims to map a billion stars in our galaxy.
It's a 'cornerstone' mission for Europe. The Gaia space observatory aims to plot the most accurate, 3D map of our galaxy. Could the first set of data, released on Wednesday, radically change science?
It's easy to say German innovation is healthy - whether it's in fundamental or applied science. But it's not a given. DW spoke to Rolf Henke of the German Aerospace Society at its annual conference.
Western science worships cycles. And to some there's no clearer indication of our obsession than the approaching total eclipse on August 21. DW talks to eclipses chaser and astronomer Professor Anthony Aveni.
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