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New Photo Map of the Milky Way Shows Never-Before-Seen Details

The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite observatory Gaia, whose mission is to produce a 3D map of the Milky Way, has sent back a new and updated map of the galaxy that contains detailed information on more than 1.8 billion sources and is being called a "treasure trove for astronomers."

This Video Was Made from 400,000 Photos of Comet 67p Taken by Rosetta

From 2014 to 2016, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft followed the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67p) around space: collecting scientific data, sending a probe to its surface, and capturing some 400,000 photographs of the comet. This cinematic video was made from those photos.

Rosetta Beams Down the First True Color Image of Comet 67P, and No It’s Not Gray

Given Comet 67P is, after all, a rock, and given that gray rocks are not uncommon, you would be forgiven for thinking that the photos of the comet that we've seen thus far were in color. That, however, is not the case. What you're seeing above is actually the first true color image of Comet 67P taken by the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.