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Star mapper Anthony Brown in Nature's 10

Leiden astronomer Anthony Brown is part of Nature’s 10: the ten people who mattered in science in 2018, according to the leading science journal. Working behind the scenes, Brown is the astronomer who coordinated the release of Gaia’s long-awaited bounty of Milky Way data.

According to Nature, researchers around the world were eager to dive into the data, released on 25 April this year. Gaia's data set has already been cited in more than 700 research papers. Meanwhile, Brown and colleagues  are already preparing the next data release, probably in 2021.

Read the full article: Nature’s 10 - Ten people who mattered this year (scroll down for the section on Anthony Brown).

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