Gaia probe detects unusual ‘starquakes’ in recent survey

Gaia probe detects unusual ‘starquakes’ in recent survey

The Gaia Galaxy Mapping Mission has detected thousands of stellar earthquakes that could provide new insights into the inner workings of stars.

The discovery is rather surprising because the spacecraft was not designed to do such work, Conny Aerts, an astronomer at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, told a Space Agency press conference. European Union (ESA) on Monday 13 June.

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