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NASA Names Newly-discovered Asteroid After Egyptian Scientist Farouk El-Baz

22 September 2019
NASA named a newly discovered asteroid after Farouk El-Baz, the Egyptian space scientist, in recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions.

The longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century is seen in Egypt

28 July 2018
It happens on Friday 28th of July 2018. What does lunar eclipse mean? The lunar eclipse occurs when the moon, the earth and the sun fall on one straightness, so that the earth is located between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun from the moon. The eclipse is entirely when the moon enters the entire region of the Umbra and is partially when part of the moon enters the Earth's shadow region. Penumbra. A lunar eclipse occurs only two weeks before the solar eclipse.

How to determine the Dawn "Al Fajr" Prayer Astronomically

30 May 2018

Sky of Alexandria in May 2018

01 May 2018

Sky of Alexandria in March 2018

01 March 2018
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center Observes the Sky of March 2018

Sky of Alexandria in February 2018

01 February 2018
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center Observes the Sky of February 2018

Exploring a Giant Mountain on Mars

29 September 2014
On 11 September 2014, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover eventually arrived at a towering mountain on the Red Planet, known as Aeolis Mons or Mount Sharp, after a long drive that began in June 2013. Mount Sharp is the rover's long-term prime target. It is located at the center of a large impact crater, known as Gale. Curiosity will begin exploring the mountain with an examination of the its lower slopes

India Explores the Red Planet

28 September 2014
On 24 September 2014, India’s Mars Orbiter spacecraft was successfully placed into orbit around Mars, the Red Planet.

Orbiting an Active Comet

25 September 2014
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a wonderful photo (Fig. 1) of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P), acquired from orbit around this comet by the Rosetta spacecraft.

Space Probe Enters Orbit around Mars

22 September 2014
On 22 September 2014, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft was successfully placed into orbit around Mars. MAVEN will now prepare to begin an unprecedented study of the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere. It is the first mission dedicated to exploring the tenuous Martian upper atmosphere.

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