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Experts behind Gaia's arrival at nothingness

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:47 AM

The experts behind Gaia's arrival at nothingness


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15 January 2014 With a final, modest, thruster burn yesterday afternoon, ESAs billion-star surveyor finalised its entry into orbit around L2, a virtual point far out in space. But how do you orbit nothing? And who can show you how to get there, anyway? .

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