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The NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Space Science will carry out scientific research based on data collected from the Emirates Mars Mission

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Mars mission lifts UAE space push
Following the United Arab Emirates’ groundbreaking mission into the Martian orbit, a senior official in the project hopes it will raise the interests of the youth and the private sector in space exploration.
China Daily HK | February 22, 2021

How the UAE’s millennial space corps captured this stunning picture of Mars
The Hope probe’s first picture of the Red Planet was successfully beamed back after a group of Emirati scientists — average age 27 — successfully sent it into space.
Wired | February 15, 2021

What is so special about Mars? Research teams in the UAE are finding out
February 9, 2021 has gone down in history as the day the UAE’s first interplanetary mission – and the first from the Arab world – succeeded when the Hope probe entered the Martian orbit.
The National | February 11, 2021

Space race: US, UAE and China head for Mars this month in battle for galactic supremacy
The US, UAE and China have deployed missions to Mars set to arrive this month.
Express | February 11, 2021

UAE spacecraft reaches Mars in a milestone for Arab nations
Hope arrived at Mars today, as the optimistically named mission from the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—the first planetary mission from an Arab nation—blazed into orbit to study the martian atmosphere and climate.
Science Magazine | February 09, 2021

The UAE's Hope Orbiter Has Successfully Made It to Mars
After a seven-month journey from Earth, the UAE’s Hope orbiter inserted itself into Martian orbit around 10:30 AM ET on Tuesday.
Vice | February 09, 2021

UAE Hope Probe to help experts create Mars environment on Earth
The new data from the Hope Probe will help scientists not only understand planetary mysteries, but support future missions, according to Abu Dhabi-based researcher scientists and experts.
MENAFN | February 09, 2021

As it happened: Hope Probe enters Mars orbit
The UAE has reached the furthest point in space in Arab history as the Hope Probe made its grand entry to the Red Planet today, February 9.
MSN News | February 09, 2021

Live: Hope probe enters Mars orbit UAE leaders at control room
The UAE has reached the furthest point in space in Arab history as the Hope Probe made its grand entry to the Red Planet today, February 9.
MENAFN | February 09, 2021

The United Arab Emirates' Hope Enters Orbit Around Mars
The United Arab Emirates Hope orbiter is the first in a series of spacecraft arriving at the Red Planet in the next week.
Sky & Telescope | February 09, 2021

Hope Probe enters Mars orbit; UAE leaders offer congratulations at control room
The UAE has reached the furthest point in space in Arab history as the Hope Probe made its grand entry to the Red Planet today, February 9.
Khaleej Times | February 09, 2021

UAE proves impossible is possible: UAE Hope Probe successfully enters Mars' orbit
UAE is now only the fifth country or entity in the world to reach the Red Planet.
Gulf News | February 09, 2021

UAE Hope Probe to help experts create Mars environment on Earth
The new data from the Hope Probe will help scientists not only understand planetary mysteries, but support future missions, according to Abu Dhabi-based researcher scientists and experts.
Khaleej Times | February 09, 2021

Live: UAE’s Hope Probe lower than 50,000km away from Mars
The UAE will attain the furthest level in house in Arab historical past because the Hope Probe makes its grand entry to the Red Planet at this time at 7.42pm.
The Greater India | February 09, 2021

The Critical Stage of the UAE’s Hope Probe Mars Mission' with Dimitra Atri
The countdown has begun for the UAE’s Hope probe – the first-ever Arab interplanetary mission – to enter into Mars’ orbit. In this episode, Research Scientist at the NYU Center for Space Science, Dimitra Atri joins us to discuss the importance of the Hope Probe Mars mission for the UAE and the potential for future innovation stemming from this mission.
Radio Pulse 95 - Future Talk | February 08, 2021

Why the Space Force is hostage to politics
The United Arab Emirates is poised to become the fifth country to reach the Red Planet if all goes well on Tuesday when its Hope probe is expected to enter Mars’ orbit. 
Politico | February 02, 2021

Can we live on distant planets? NYU Abu Dhabi study determines habitability
Scientists have been trying to find signs of life on exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – for nearly two decades.
The National | November 11, 2020

Stellar flares from host stars may reduce exoplanet habitability, according to...
New research, based on data collected by a team led by scientist Dimitra Atri from the NYU Abu Dhabi Space Research Center (NYUAD) suggests that stars are more likely than other space bodies to be habitable exoplanets. The research is based on the calculated erosion rates of the planet’s atmosphere.
Al Khaleej Today | November 10, 2020

Study: Most of the known planets outside the solar system are...
A new study has shown that most of the known planets outside the solar system pose a great danger to hosting extraterrestrials, and according to the study, these planets are exposed to dangerous radiation, and intense heat emissions and ozone-destroying ultraviolet rays from the host stars, according to Russia Today.
Al Khaleej Today | November 10, 2020

Flare Stars’ Impact on Planetary Atmosphere
Planetary habitability, defined by a planet’s ability to sustain liquid water on its surface, is one of the most important concepts in exoplanet science.
The Sustanabilist | November 09, 2020

Abu Dhabi researchers look for ways humans can survive radiation on Mars
The study's findings will also help UAE in its plans to build a city on the Red Planet by 2117.
The National | September 09, 2020

What you need to know about the UAE's plan to build on Mars
New research to boost plans for the 2117 project.
Time Out Dubai | September 08, 2020

UAE plans city on Mars to get help from NYUAD research on radiation
A new research finding on radiation will support the UAE's ambitious project to build the first human settlement on Mars by 2117, a scientist told.
Gulf Today | September 07, 2020

Meet the scientist who is key to the UAE's Mars 2117 project
Dr Dimitra Atri's research into radiation will support the UAE's ambitious 2117 Mars project.
Arabian Business | September 07, 2020

New research to support project to build Emirati city on Mars
The findings will help develop technologies to mitigate the impact of radiation and help with the UAE's efforts to establish a human base on Mars.
Khaleej Times | September 07, 2020

UAE’s planned city on Mars to get help from NYUAD research on radiation
A new research finding on radiation will support the UAE's ambitious project to build the first human settlement on Mars by 2117, a scientist told Emirates News Agency, WAM.
Emirates News Agency | September 07, 2020

UAE's Hope Probe Mission - NYU Abu Dhabi
It's been exactly a month since the UAE made history by sending a mission to Mars. We get an update on progress from Dimitra Atri, Research Scientist at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Space Science.
Omny Studio FM | August 19, 2020

Life on Mars a 'likelihood', says Abu Dhabi scientist
A study carried out at New York University Abu Dhabi indicates life could thrive deep under the surface of the Red Planet.
The National | July 29, 2020

Astrophysicists investigate the possibility of life below the surface of Mars
Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist Dimitra Atri at the Center for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi finds that conditions below the surface could potentially support it.
Phys Org | July 28, 2020

UAE's Hope probe 'first step' towards city on Mars
Sending a mission to the Mars orbit is the first and indirect stage in studying the existence of life in Mars.
Khaleej Times | July 22, 2020

Deciphering Mars Mysteries with Hope
The NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Space Science will carry out scientific research based on data collected from the Emirates Mars Mission.
Yalla | July 21, 2020