Milky Way: Map Of the Stars Revealed

Jeremy Thomas Milky Way

If you ask any three people on any US sidewalk to name at least one living Astronaut and or a  US current mission in space you'd never get the same answer twice. Why? space exploration is not part of the national discussion mapping the galaxy might change that.

"It is enough to keep professional stargazers busy for years to come, said Francois Mignard,  Over the centuries we have sought to catalogue the content of the skies," he told AFP. But never have we achieved anything so complete or precise -- it is a massive undertaking."  - Frances Mignard Astronomer Frances's National Center for Scientific Research  and Member of the GAIA Science Team ( to AP )  h/t Yahoo News, The Details.