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Message 70216 - Posted: 4 Dec 2020, 8:17:51 UTC

ESA released EDR3, the most completed map of MilkyWay
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Message 70235 - Posted: 10 Dec 2020, 14:54:45 UTC - in response to Message 70216.  

My question is what does this mean for MilkyWay@home? The data for this project is from the Sloan DSS, Gaia is from the Gaia spaced based telescope. First is it a good understanding that these projects are doing the same thing (mapping the stars in our galaxy?) Second, the Gaia data is both newer and more accurate? Third, is there still a need for the map created by MilkyWay@home? If there is a need for MilkyWay@home what is that, where does it help that the Gaia data doesn't? Either way, it is exciting that these advances just keep rolling in and for now I will continue to contribute to this project. Any wise one have some insight into these questions?
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Robin
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