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NYUAD Explains Stars

NYUAD's Center for Space Science explains some of the phenomena that make stars such interesting and appealing research subjects.

How Stars Spin

Center for Space Science astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of Sun-like stars for the first time.

The Future of Space

20 global experts convened for a three-day heliophysics conference at NYUAD. The study of the sun will be key to forecasting space weather and enabling travel to Mars.

International News Coverage

Distant Whirling-Dervish Stars Spin in Super-Weird Patterns
"In space, you have continuous data," study lead author Othman Benomar, a stellar scientist at New York University Abu Dhabi, told Space.com.
Space.com | September 21, 2018

PLATO spacecraft to find new Earth-like exoplanets
Phys.org | June 21, 2017

Europe backs missions to search for Earth-like planets, deep space cataclysms
Science | June 20, 2017

Europe will put 26 telescopes on one satellite to hunt for Earth-like planets -- The European Space Agency is looking for an Earth Twin.
Popular Mechanics | June 20, 2017  

Scientists discover roundest object ever spotted in universe
USA Today | November 16, 2016

'Roundest known space object' identified
BBC News | November 17, 2016

Faraway star is roundest natural object ever seen
Fox News | November 18, 2016

Astronomers Discover Roundest Star
Sky & Telescope | November 21, 2016

This star is the roundest natural object ever seen
Universe Today | November 26, 2016

UAE and the Middle East News Coverage

Experts convene at NYU Abu Dhabi to discuss the future of space
Broadcast Pro ME | January 28, 2018

NYUAD to Host UAE's First Space Data Centre
The National | October 21, 2017

The American University of Sharjah to offer space science courses

The National | April 3, 2016

#UAEinnovators: Space Agency recruits reach for the stars
The National | November 24, 2016

الصعود البطيء لمغناطيسية الشمس (Arabic)
Nature Middle East | October 3, 2016

The slow rise of the Sun’s magnetism
Nature Middle East | July 17, 2016

Delving into the stars
Nature Middle East | November 30, 2016