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2011-07-06 14:38:47

The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been painstakingly mosaiced together from 106 separate electronic detectors. The resulting "billion-pixel array" will serve as the super-sensitive "Ëœeye' of ESA's Galaxy-mapping Gaia mission. While the naked human eye can see several thousand stars on a clear night, Gaia will map a billion stars within our own Milky Way Galaxy and its neighbors over the course of its five-year mission from 2013, charting their...

2011-01-07 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaia Interactive, owner of Gaia Online, the world's most active social gaming community with more than 8 million unique young adult visitors a month, today announced that it won the 2011 Mashable Award for "Best Website User Experience." Winners were chosen by readers over a three month voting period and awarded at a gala event hosted by Mashable at the 2011 International CES conference in Las Vegas. "Our community is the heart and soul of...

2010-11-24 06:26:35

Another milestone in the development of ESA's Gaia spacecraft has been passed with the successful conclusion of two parallel test programs during October. These tests demonstrated that Gaia's focal plane assembly (FPA) - the 'eyes' of the spacecraft - is structurally and functionally fit for flight. Gaia has been designed to map the entire sky with unprecedented accuracy. Over its 5-year mission, it will repeatedly observe 1 thousand million stars in order to pinpoint their positions and...

2010-10-28 17:25:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaia Interactive, owner of Gaia Online, the world's most active social gaming community with more than eight million young adult members, today announced Grave Danger! - Gaia's 2010 Halloween game. The eagerly awaited event attracts thousands of gamers each year for an opportunity to battle evil ghosts and other ghoulish terrors. Players in the game will be tasked with freeing the souls haunting a neglected cemetery. For decades the Omnidrink...

2010-10-28 15:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA), a lifestyle media company, will announce results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 at the close of the market on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The Company will hold a teleconference to discuss these results with additional comments and details. Participating in the call will be Jirka Rysavy, Chairman; Lynn Powers, Chief Executive Officer; and Carole Buyers, VP Corporate Finance and Investor...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaia Interactive, owner of Gaia Online, the world's most active social gaming community with more than eight million young adult members, today announced that the Gaia Online community has been tapped, en masse, to be a guest judge at the Minori Chihara Concert and Masquerade at the 2010 New York Comic Con. For the first time, Gaians around the world will actively participate in choosing the best cosplayer at one of the biggest events of its kind...

2010-09-15 11:08:45

ESA's mission to measure the precise positions of a billion stars reached an important milestone on September 3 with the delivery of its first primary mirror. The second primary mirror is near completion and scheduled to arrive at the Toulouse test and integration center of prime contractor EADS Astrium during October. Gaia will carry two identical telescopes, each fitted with four mirrors (M1 to 4). A further two mirrors (M5 and 6) will send the light from these dual instruments...

2010-09-14 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaia Interactive, owner of Gaia Online, the world's most active social gaming community with more than eight million young adult members, recently announced the release of a new game, Frontier Skies. Players embark on a challenging journey across the world of Gaia to save the ecosystem of a legendary floating island, battling eco-disasters and famine while competing against other teams around the country. Frontier Skies is the much-hyped finale of...

2010-05-05 05:17:00

BEDFORD, N.H., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerson Ecologics, LLC announces an expanded partnership with Gaia Herbs Professional Solutions as one of their two select distributors. Effective May 1st, Gaia Herbs is asking all of its Professional Solutions customers to order products through a distributor. Gaia Herbs Professional Solutions will be sold through distribution in order to advance the company's commitment to sustainability practices and provide enhanced ordering benefits to their...

2010-03-23 06:45:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A Spring Equinox, pre-Earth Day Facebook page from Project NatureConnect at the Akamai University Institute of Applied Ecopsychology helps people recognize that Planet Earth acts like, or actually is, a living organism that scientists call "Gaia." Postings to the Facebook page show that we are connected to all of nature, and to each other, in the same way that our fingers are connected to, and communicate with, our toes. They demonstrate that...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Draco (dragon or serpent) Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 17h; Declination: +65; Source: Creation and dragon myths from Greek, Roman, eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian and Norse cultures Two circumstances lie behind the multitude of myths associated with Draco. First, due to the precession of the Earth, Draco's star Thuban was the pole star approximately 4000 years ago. It would have seemed to ancient sky watchers that the Earth...

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