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Roland Gaia 2 review: Roland finally delivers the hands-on synthesizer we’ve been begging for

The Motional Pad is great, the terrible name aside. It seems like a bit of a gimmick at first — a large X/Y touchpad, not unlike the Korg Kaoss Pad, dedicated to modulation. But once you get past the initial strangeness (and Roland’s factory patches that lean hard into its gimmicky side), it’s hard not to see the value. It’s used to control the waveshaping and phase modulation of oscillator one, but you can also assign almost any parameter you want to the X and Y axis and change them by simply dragging…

How Scientists Measure Stellar Distances Through Star Music

The Gaia mission, essential in mapping nearly two billion stars, is being further refined by EPFL’s research using asteroseismology. This innovative approach compares Gaia’s measurements with asteroseismic data to improve the accuracy of celestial distance measurements, contributing significantly to astronomical research and future space missions. Credit: SciTechDaily.com A team of astronomers has used asteroseismology, or the study of stellar oscillations, to accurately measure the distance of stars from the Earth. Their…

Dwarf Galaxies and the Dark Matter Enigma

A new study based on Gaia satellite data reveals that dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way are likely transient and not as dark matter-rich as previously thought. Their recent entry into the Galactic halo and rapid loss of gas challenges existing beliefs about their stability and composition.Recent Gaia satellite findings suggest that dwarf galaxies are transient and less influenced by dark matter than previously believed, challenging long-held assumptions about their nature and composition.Commonly thought to be…

ESA’s Gaia Astronomical Observatory Mission Data Unveils Vital Astronomical Insights

The European Space Agency's Gaia mission has released a new focused data release, marking a significant contribution to astronomy, Universe Today reports. Gaia's primary mission is to precisely measure the positions, motions, and distances of over a billion stars, while also studying exoplanets. NASA says, “Gaia will detect and very accurately measure the motion of each star in its orbit around the center of the galaxy.” While it may not generate the stunning images like the NASA/ESA-run Hubble Space Telescope or the…

Modern Warfare 3’s Gaia skin is getting temporarily pulled

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players rejoice, because Sledgehammer Games has announced it will be temporarily disabling the infamous Gaia Operator outfit, known in the community as the “Groot” skin, so it can make some changes. In a recent Reddit AMA, the developer said “adjustments” for this outfit are “in the pipeline.” In response to one user asking what the studio’s plans were regarding the “problems has brought forward to from ,” it responded confirming the fixes were incoming, and that the Gaia and Gaia…

‘Modern Warfare 3’ is disabling its controversial Gaia skin

A skin that has caused a large amount of controversy in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is being pulled, following complaints from fans. Sledgehammer Games, the developer of the title, has stated that it is planning on removing the skin following complaints from fans who felt the skin was unfair due to how it blends into the background of several maps. Announcing the news in a Reddit AMA, Sledgehammer Games said that “adjustments to Gaia and Gaia Blackcell operator Skins are in the pipeline”, and that it plans on…

‘Modern Warfare 3’ players call for removal of “invisibility cloak” Gaia skin

A skin that originated in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is causing chaos in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, with players complaining about what they’ve dubbed the ‘Groot’ skin in multiplayer games. The Gaia (called the ‘Groot’ skin by players due to similarities between it and the popular Marvel character) skin could be unlocked as part of the Blackcell Battle Pass in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The skin is incredibly dark, which can lead to players being unable to see players who are using this skin. As a result,…

Gaia Discovers a Mysterious New Type of Black Hole – And Two Are Lurking in Earth’s Cosmic Backyard

The location of the first two black holes discovered by ESA’s Gaia mission in the Milky Way. This map of our galaxy was also made by the Gaia mission. Gaia Black Hole 1 is located just 1560 light-years away from us in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus and Gaia Black Hole 2 is 3800 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus. In galactic terms, these black holes reside in our cosmic backyard. Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC; CC BY-SA 3.0 IGOESA’s Gaia mission has helped discover a new kind of <span…

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day March 12, 2023: Saturn’s Hyperion- Moon with Odd Craters

Do you know how many moons Saturn has? The planet has a total of 83 moons, out of which 63 moons are confirmed and named. While, the other 20 moons are awaiting confirmation of discovery and official naming by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), according to NASA. Today's NASA astronomy picture of the day is about one of Saturn's moons named Hyperion. It is the largest of Saturn's irregular, non-spherical moons, and has odd craters.Captioning the image of the day titled 'Saturn's Hyperion: A Moon with Odd

Closest Known Black Hole to Earth Identified Using ESA’s Gaia Astrometry Mission

Black hole and accretion disk. Credit: T. Müller (MPIA)The exciting finding promises numerous similar discoveries.Using data from ESA’s Gaia astrometry mission, astronomers have identified the closest known <span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>black hole</div><div class=glossaryItemBody>A black hole is a place in space where the gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape it. Astronomers classify…