Gaia Early Data Release 3

  title={Gaia Early Data Release 3},
  author={Gaia Collaboration and A.G.A. Brown and A. Vallenari and T. Prusti and J. Bruijne and C. Babusiaux and M. Biermann and O. Creevey and D. W. Evans and L. Eyer and A. Hutton and F. Jansen and C. Jordi and S. Klioner and U. Lammers and L. Lindegren and X. Luri and F. Mignard and C. Panem and D. Pourbaix and S. Randich and P. Sartoretti and C. Soubiran and N. Walton and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Arenou and C. Bailer-Jones and U. Bastian and M. Cropper and R. Drimmel and D. Katz and M. Lattanzi and F. V. Leeuwen and J. Bakker and C. Cacciari and J. Casta{\~n}eda and F. D. Angeli and C. Ducourant and C. Fabricius and M. Fouesneau and Y. Fr'emat and R. Guerra and A. Guerrier and J. Guiraud and A. Piccolo and E. Masana and R. Messineo and N. Mowlavi and C. Nicolas and K. Nienartowicz and F. Pailler and P. Panuzzo and F. Riclet and W. Roux and G. Seabroke and R. Sordo and P. Tanga and F. Th'evenin and G. Gracia-Abril and J. Portell and D. Teyssier and M. Altmann and R. Andrae and I. Bellas-Velidis and K. Benson and J. Berthier and R. Blomme and E. Brugaletta and P. Burgess and G. Busso and B. Carry and A. Cellino and N. Cheek and G. Clementini and Y. Damerdji and M. Davidson and L. Delchambre and A. Dell'oro and J. Fern'andez-Hern'andez and L. Galluccio and P. Garc'ia-Lario and M. Garcia-Reinaldos and J. Gonz'alez-N'unez and E. Gosset and R. Haigron and J. Halbwachs and N. Hambly and D. Harrison and D. Hatzidimitriou and U. Heiter and J. Hern'andez and D. Hestroffer and S. Hodgkin and B. Holl and K. Janssen and G. D. Fombelle and S. Jordan and A. Krone-Martins and A. Lanzafame and W. L. offler and A. Lorca and M. Manteiga and O. Marchal and P. Marrese and A. Moitinho and A. Mora and K. Muinonen and P. Osborne and E. Pancino and T. Pauwels and J. Petit and A. Recio-Blanco and P. J. Richards and M. Riello and L. Rimoldini and A. Robin and T. Roegiers and J. Rybizki and L. Sarro and C. Siopis and M. Smith and A. Sozzetti and A. Ulla and E. Utrilla and M. V. Leeuwen and W. V. Reeven and U. Abbas and A. Aramburu and S. Accart and C. Aerts and J. J. Aguado and M. Ajaj and G. Altavilla and M. A. {\'A}lvarez and J. '. Cid-Fuentes and J. Alves and R. I. Anderson and E. A. Varela and T. Antoja and M. Audard and D. Baines and S. Baker and L. Balaguer-N'unez and E. Balbinot and Z. Balog and C. Barache and D. Barbato and M. Barros and M. Barstow and S. Bartolom'e and J.-L. Bassilana and N. Bauchet and A. Baudesson-Stella and U. Becciani and M. Bellazzini and M. Bernet and S. Bertone and L. Bianchi and S. Blanco-Cuaresma and T. Boch and A. Bombrun and D. Bossini and S. Bouquillon and A. Bragaglia and L. Bramante and E. Breedt and A. Bressan and N. Brouillet and B. Bucciarelli and A. Burlacu and D. Busonero and A. Butkevich and R. Buzzi and E. Caffau and R. Cancelliere and H. C'anovas and T. Cantat-Gaudin and R. Carballo and T. Carlucci and M. Carnerero and J. Carrasco and L. Casamiquela and M. Castellani and A. Castro-Ginard and P. Sampol and L. Chaoul and P. Charlot and L. Chemin and A. Chiavassa and M. Cioni and G. Comoretto and W. Cooper and T. Cornez and S. Cowell and F. Crifo and M. Crosta and C. Crowley and C. Dafonte and A. Dapergolas and M. David and P. David and P. D. Laverny and F. D. Luise and R. D. March and J. Ridder and R. D. Souza and P. D. Teodoro and A. Torres and E. F. D. Peloso and E. D. Pozo and M. Delbo and A. Delgado and H. E. Delgado and J. Delisle and P. Matteo and S. Diakit{\'e} and C. Diener and E. Distefano and C. Dolding and D. Eappachen and B. Edvardsson and H. Enke and P. Esquej and C. Fabre and M. Fabrizio and S. Faigler and G. Fedorets and P. Fernique and A. Fienga and F. Figueras and C. Fouron and F. Fragkoudi and E. Fraile and F. Franke and M. Gai and D. Garabato and A. Garc{\'i}a-Guti{\'e}rrez and M. Garc'ia-Torres and A. Garofalo and P. Gavras and E. Gerlach and R. Geyer and P. Giacobbe and G. Gilmore and S. Girona and G. Giuffrida and R. Gomel and A. G{\'o}mez and I. Gonz{\'a}lez-Santamar{\'i}a and J. J. Gonz'alez-Vidal and M. Granvik and R. Guti'errez-S'anchez and L. Guy and M. Hauser and M. Haywood and A. Helmi and S. Hidalgo and T. Hilger and N. Hładczuk and D. Hobbs and G. Holland and H. Huckle and G. Jasniewicz and P. Jonker and J. Campillo and F. Julb{\'e} and L. Karbevska and P. Kervella and S. Khanna and A. Kochoska and M. Kontizas and G. Kordopatis and A. Korn and Z. Kostrzewa-Rutkowska and K. Kruszy'nska and S. Lambert and A. Lanza and Y. Lasne and J. L. Campion and Y. L. Fustec and Y. Lebreton and T. Lebzelter and S. Leccia and N. Leclerc and I. Lecoeur-Taibi and S. Liao and E. Licata and H. Lindstr{\o}m and T. Lister and E. Livanou and A. Lobel and P. M. Pardo and S. Managau and R. Mann and J. Marchant and M. Marconi and M.M.S. Marcos Santos and S. Marinoni and F. Marocco and D. Marshall and L. M. Polo and J. M. Mart'in-Fleitas and A. Masip and D. Massari and A. Mastrobuono-Battisti and T. Mazeh and P. McMillan and S. Messina and D. Michalik and N. Millar and A. Mints and D. Molina and R. Molinaro and L. Moln'ar and P. Montegriffo and R. Mor and R. Morbidelli and T. Morel and D. Morris and A. Mulone and D. Munoz and T. Muraveva and C. P. Murphy and I. Musella and L. Noval and C. Ord'enovic and G. Orr{\'u} and J. Osinde and C. Pagani and I. Pagano and L. Palaversa and P. Palicio and A. Panahi and M. Pawlak and X. P. Esteller and A. a and A. Piersimoni and F. Pineau and E. Plachy and G. Plum and E. Poggio and E. Poretti and E. Poujoulet and A. Prvsa and L. Pulone and E. Racero and S. Ragaini and M. Rainer and C. Raiteri and N. Rambaux and P. Ramos and M. Ramos-lerate and P. Fiorentin and S. Regibo and C. Reyl'e and V. Ripepi and A. Riva and G. Rixon and N. Robichon and C. Robin and M. Roelens and L. Rohrbasser and M. Romero-G'omez and N. Rowell and F. Royer and K. Rybicki and G. Sadowski and A. S. Sell'es and J. Sahlmann and J. Salgado and E. Salguero and N. Samaras and V. S. Gimenez and N. Sanna and R. Santove{\~n}a and M. Sarasso and M. Schultheis and E. Sciacca and M. S{\'e}gol and J. Segovia and D. S'egransan and D. Semeux and S. Shahaf and H. Siddiqui and A. Siebert and L. Siltala and {\'E}. Slezak and R. Smart and E. Solano and F. Solitro and D. Souami and J. Souchay and A. Spagna and F. Spoto and I. Steele and H. S. uller and C. Stephenson and M. uveges and L. Szabados and E. Szegedi-Elek and F. Taris and G. Tauran and M. B. Taylor and R. Teixeira and W. Thuillot and N. Tonello and F. Torra and J. Torra and C. Turon and N. Unger and M. Vaillant and E. V. Dillen and O. Vanel and A. Vecchiato and Y. Viala and D. Vicente and S. Voutsinas and M. Weiler and T. Wevers and L. Wyrzykowski and A. Yoldas and P. Yvard and H. Zhao and J. Zorec and S. Zucker and C. Zurbach and T. Zwitter},
Context. We present the early installment of the third Gaia data release, Gaia EDR3, consisting of astrometry and photometry for 1.8 billion sources brighter than magnitude 21, complemented with the list of radial velocities from Gaia DR2. Aims. A summary of the contents of Gaia EDR3 is presented, accompanied by a discussion on the differences with respect to Gaia DR2 and an overview of the main limitations which are present in the survey. Recommendations are made on the responsible use of Gaia… Expand

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