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  1. NASA's SDO witnesses a double eclipse

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during SDO's semiannual ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. Ceres' geological activity, ice revealed in new research

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... NASA's Dawn mission published in six papers. Posted: 2016-09-01 19:51:03 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  3. Jupiter's north pole unlike anything encountered in solar system

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  4. Mars rover's laser can now target rocks all by itself

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New software is enabling ChemCam, the laser spectrometer on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, to select rock targets autonomously -- the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  5. NASA’s Juno and JEDI: Ready to unlock mysteries of Jupiter

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The JEDI is one of several instruments aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft -- set to enter Jupiter orbit on July 4 -- that will help scientists answer fundamental questions about the solar system's largest planet, ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  6. NASA's next Mars rover to land at Gale Crater

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet's Gale Crater. The car-sized Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, is scheduled to launch late this year and land in ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  7. NASA's Dawn spacecraft beams back new photo

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    Dawn took a new image during its current orbit of Vesta, traveling from the day side to the night side. The large structure near the south pole that showed up so prominently in previous images is visible ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  8. NASA's space shuttle program ends with Atlantis landing

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    Wrapping up 30 years of unmatched achievements and blazing a trail for the next era of U.S. human spaceflight, NASA's storied Space Shuttle Program came to a "wheels stop" on Thursday (July 21, 2011) at ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  9. Spitzer sees 'spider web' of stars

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    Those aren't insects trapped in a spider's web -- they're stars in our own Milky Way galaxy, lying between us and another spiral galaxy called IC 342. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured this picture ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  10. NASA's Hubble discovers another moon around Pluto

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto. The tiny, new satellite -- temporarily designated P4 -- was uncovered in a Hubble survey searching ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  11. NASA's Opportunity tops 20 miles of Mars driving

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    More than seven years into what was planned as a three-month mission on Mars, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven more than 20 miles, which is more than 50 times the mission's original ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  12. NASA's Dawn spacecraft returns close-up image of giant asteroid Vesta

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. On July 15, Dawn became the first probe to enter orbit around an object in the main ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  13. NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid Vesta

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will study the asteroid, named Vesta, for a year before departing ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  14. Comet Hartley 2 leaves a bumpy trail

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    New findings from NEOWISE, the asteroid- and comet-hunting portion of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, show that comet Hartley 2 leaves a pebbly trail as it laps the sun, dotted with ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  15. NASA spacecraft to enter asteroid's orbit on July 15

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    On July 15, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin a prolonged encounter with the asteroid Vesta, making the mission the first to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid. Posted: 2011-07-14 20:36:36 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  16. Hubble's Neptune anniversary pictures

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    Today, Neptune has arrived at the same location in space where it was discovered nearly 165 years ago. To commemorate the event, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken these "anniversary pictures" of ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  17. NASA's final space shuttle mission begins with Atlantis' launch

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    Space shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson and his three crewmates are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 11:29 a.m. EDT Friday. STS-135 is ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  18. Dawn team members check out spacecraft

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    Mission managers for NASA's Dawn spacecraft are studying the spacecraft's ion propulsion system after Dawn experienced a loss of thrust on June 27. Dawn team members were able to trace the episode to an ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  19. Cassini captures images and sounds of Saturn storm

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft now have the first-ever, up-close details of a Saturn storm that is eight times the surface area of Earth. Posted: 2011-07-06 21:33:33 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  20. Experiment aboard shuttle Atlantis will test novel therapy to build bone during space travel

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Space & Time

    When the final mission of NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle program is launched on July 8, an animal experiment to test a novel therapy to increase bone mass will be on board. Posted: 2011-07-06 17:48: ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
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