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I wrote an article for The Conversation about the recent Gaia Data Release 3 (along with Andrew Norton) summarising my favourite highlights from the new data:

The European Space Agency’s (Esa) Gaia mission has just released new data. The Gaia satellite was launched in 2013, with the aim of measuring the precise positions of a billion stars. In addition to measuring the stars’ positions, speeds and brightness, the satellite has collected data on a huge range of other objects.

There’s a lot to make astronomers excited. Here are five of our favourite insights that the data might provide.