Gaia probe detects unusual ‘stellar earthquakes’ during last survey

The Gaia Galactic Mapping mission has discovered thousands of stellar earthquakes that may provide new insights into the inner workings of stars.

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

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