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How 1,000 years of Arabic scholarship advanced scientific debate – in pictures

Guardian: From the 9th to the 19th centuries, scholars and scribes used Arabic as a lingua franca to debate scientific ideas. Arabic-speaking scholars translated classical Greek, Persian and even Sanskrit…

Why India’s Mars mission is so cheap – and thrilling

Source: BBC India’s space programme has succeeded at the first attempt where others have failed – by sending an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan satellite was confirmed to be…

Meteorite makes big crater in Nicaragua

(CNN) – A meteorite crashed down in Managua, Nicaragua, late Saturday night, causing a loud explosion and leaving a crater 39 feet (12 meters) across, government officials said, according to The Associated…

Nasa: Asteroid 2014 RC to safely fly past Earth

Source: BBC A small asteroid about the size of a house will fly past Earth on Sunday, US space agency Nasa says. The asteroid, 2014 RC, will pass over New…

NASA: ‘Close’ to finding life on planets

NASA expects to find life in space in the next 20 years, says NASA administrator and former Astronaut Charles Bolden. Additional Reading The Quran and Extraterrestrial Life…

Scientists: We’re ‘very close’ to finding another Earth

By Suzanne Presto, CNN updated 3:42 AM EDT, Tue July 15, 2014 (CNN) – Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe — as well as another planet like our own…

Uganda Muslims urged to sight Ramadan moon

KAMPALA: Muslims in Uganda are being urged to help sight the new moon of Ramadan to determine the start of the holy fasting month. “All Muslims need to watch out…

Traces of another world found on the Moon

By Pallab Ghosh: Science correspondent, BBC News Dr Caroline Smith of the Natural History Museum in London explains the indications of the planet believed to have formed the Moon Related Stories…

Allah, not chance, created the universe

Harun Yahya ARABNEWS.COM Published — Friday 30 May 2014 The universe was created in a moment by Almighty Allah telling it “Be!” Created in such a short time, the universe…

‘Most Earth-like planet yet’ spotted by Kepler

By Rebecca Morelle Global science correspondent, BBC News Continue reading the main story Related Stories Kepler bags huge haul of planets New planets explained – in 60 secs Watch Europe…

ScienceCasts: A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses

Additional Reading “Blood Moon” – How Do the Muslims Deal with an Eclipse…

“Blood Moon” – How Do the Muslims Deal with an Eclipse

By Shahid Pervaiz, Canada A. General Information about the Total Lunar Eclipse; the night between April 14 & 15, 2014 A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth in its orbital trajectory…

Get ready for the ‘blood moon’

By Ben Brumfield (CNN) – Prophecy loves signs from the heavens, and they will deliver Tuesday with a moonlight spectacle. What will happen could sound sort of like this: The moon…

Dwarf planet discovered at solar system’s edge

By Elizabeth Landau (CNN) – For anyone holding out hope of Pluto being reinstated as a major planet, you should probably do as they say in the movie “Frozen” and “let it…

What do we really need the Moon for?

See an hour long BBC video by clicking here Additional Reading Moon: Does it have a purpose? The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences…

A close call in space tonight: Asteroid zips by Earth

By Dana Ford (CNN) — Only in space would 2 million miles be considered a close call. An asteroid with an estimated diameter of three football fields zoomed by Earth late…

Are we alone in the Universe?

Source: BBC Discovering planets outside our Solar System has raised hopes that we may one day contact alien lifeforms. But will this ever happen? “Two possibilities exist: either we are…

Study: Solar system full of ‘rogue’ asteroids

(CNN) — If you want to find an asteroid, the region between Mars and Jupiter is a great place to look. That area where asteroids hang out is called the…

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