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Gaia data processing

In a previous blog entry you have learned about the rehearsals taking place in preparation for the Gaia data processing. Unlike a mission such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Gaia does not produce data that is immediately scientifically useful. The raw telemetry must first be processed before we can obtain the sought after distances, motions, and properties of the stars observed by Gaia. This immense task will be undertaken by a pan-European collaboration, the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC). The DPAC consists of about 450 persons, spread over academic institutes and space agencies throughout Europe and beyond, who are actively contributing to writing the millions of lines of code needed...