From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
The Gaia global astrometry mission is now entering its fourth year of routine science operations. With the publication of the first data release in September 2016, it has begun to fulfil its promise for revolutionary science in countless aspects of Galactic astronomy and astrophysics. I briefly review the Gaia mission status of operations and the scenario for the upcoming intermediate data releases, focusing on important lessons learned. Then, I illustrate the Gaia exoplanet science case, and discuss how the field will be revolutionized by the power of microarcsecond (μas) astrometry that is about to be unleashed. I conclude by touching upon some of the synergy elements that will call for combination of Gaia data with other indirect and direct detection and characterization techniques, for much improved understanding of exoplanetary systems.
Alessandro Sozzetti, "Gaia and exoplanets: a revolution in the making," Proc. SPIE 10400, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII, 104001E (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 10, 2017; Published: 12 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2276987.
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