Gaia Star Catalog

Explore a 5M record sample of the 1.8B star catalog

Gaia is a European space mission providing astrometry, photometry, and spectroscopy of nearly 2000 million stars in the Milky Way as well as significant samples of extragalactic and solar system objects.

Here we visualize a 5M star sample. A raster sky map reveals our Milky Way galaxy. Select higher parallax (≥ 6) stars in the histogram to reveal a Hertzsprung-Russel diagram in the plot of stellar color vs. magnitude on the right.