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Paper: GAIA : Design and Science
Volume: 167, Harmonizing Cosmic Distance Scales in a Post-Hipparcos Era
Page: 44
Authors: Mignard, F.
Abstract: This paper presents the main technical features of the space astrometry mission GAIA currently under study at the European Space Agency as a candidate cornerstone. The major scientific objectives are outlined with a particular emphasis on the impact of the mission on galactic and stellar physics.
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