Besançon Astronomers Finds intriguing chemical anomalies in a giant star wandering among the Milky Way
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ and SDSS collaboration
Gaia’s first sky map
Besancon researchers of UTINAM Institute and Observatory of Earth Sciences THETA Franche-Comté Bourgogne are part of this incredible adventure since its beginning over 15 years .
© ESA Gaia DPAC
New Distant Dwarf Planet Beyond Neptune
Jean-Marc Petit, astrophysicist at UTINAM Institute, contributed to the discovery of a dwarf planet among the small icy worlds beyond Neptune.
© Michele Bannister
A new heart for the Gaia Object Generator
The first Gaia data release is imminent and it is going to revolutionize the study of the Galactic structure and evolution. As part of its preparation, the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) Coordinate Unit 9 is in charge to guarantee that the data has passed a set of quality tests.