Gaia EDR3 info

Information on Gaia Early Data Release 3 contents, completeness and limitations.


Gaia EDR3 papers

Find here the titles of the papers describing the data processing and demonstrating the science potential of Gaia Early Data Release 3, including Python code accompanying the papers.


Gaia EDR3 documentation

The data release documentation for Gaia Early Data Release 3, describing the processing of the data from raw to Gaia EDR3 appears both on webpages and through a downloadable PDF-file.


Gaia EDR3 data release events

Overview of the Gaia EDR3 release events. Some events were recorded and are available from this page, as well as some of the slides presented.

Gaia EDR3 data model

The Gaia EDR3 data model explains in further details the tables and columns providing the Gaia data


Gaia EDR3 Known issues

Find here the issues found with Gaia EDR3 data after the release / data release documentation got published


Gaia EDR3 passbands

Find here a description of the Gaia EDR3 passbands.


Gaia EDR3 data

Gaia Early Data Release 3 data is now available from the Gaia Archive and its partner data centres.

Python access

Gaia data can be accessed using Python. Learn more about the astroquery package for Gaia here.

Some source code comes along with the Gaia EDR3 papers.


ADQL Queries

While downloading the data is possible, bring instead your code to the data. Use ADQL queries to extract the data and then download only the resulting table.


Tutorials and Help

Help is available to guide you through the process of getting the data you need. Check out the tutorials, they are very instructive!


Gaps in GAIA EDR3 Data

More information on gaps in the Gaia EDR3 data can be obtained here.

Public outreach Material

An overview of news and stories on the Gaia Mission and Gaia science are given here. The press release by ESA on Gaia EDR3 will be shared through here.


Gaia EDR3 stories

A selection of stories on the processing towards Early Data Release 3 and the science potential of the data is available now.


Gaia Data Credits

When using Gaia EDR3 data, please acknowledge the work of the people involved and provide credits and necessary citations. Each release comes with its own credit lines and DOI.



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