Europe’s New Map Of The Milky Way Could Help Save Earth From An Asteroid

If a killer asteroid struck the Earth, humanity could be devastated, but a new groundbreaking three-dimensional map of the Milky Way galaxy could help astronomers spot incoming space rocks before they become a threat.

The European Space Agency launched the space-based observatory Gaia in 2013 and now 1,000 days later the probe has transmitted the best star chart ever produced.

It will help astronomers plot the location of distant stars and near-Earth objects that pose a threat to life on our planet.

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