A billion-pixel camera will be launched into space on the world-famous Gaia telescope in an effort to learn more about the origin and evolution of the universe. Gaia is charged with mapping the Milky Way in closer detail than ever before.
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The International Space Station was launched two and a half years ago, and many people are asking whether the $150bn cost of the station is paying off. The US, Russian, Canadian, Japanese and European space agencies are attempting to show its worth, highlighting its work developing drugs, the affects of space on humans, and more.