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How Stars Spin

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

NYU Abu Dhabi Saadiyat campus

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