Images of Saudi Arabia’s mysterious archaeological past revealed for the first time

Images of Saudi Arabia’s mysterious archaeological past revealed for the first time – available now at livescience.com
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The Al-Ula Valley looking north (APAAME_20171029_DLK-0017); Jabal Bayda Volcano (APAAME_20171028_DLK-0097-2); Al Wadi Pendant 260 (APAAME_20171027_DLK-0891); Samhah Gate 70 and Bullseye 69 (APAAME_20171027_DLK-0298)

International archaeologist, Professor David Kennedy is the first in his field to conduct aerial research of Saudi Arabia’s extensive archaeological landscape – revealing an ancient past which may date back 9,000 years.

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NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons

NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons

Artist’s concept of Japan’s Mars Moons eXploration (MMX) spacecraft
Artist’s concept of Japan’s Mars Moons eXploration (MMX) spacecraft, carrying a NASA instrument to study the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos.
Credits: JAXA/NASA

NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024. The instrument, a sophisticated neutron and gamma-ray spectrograph, will help scientists resolve one of the most enduring mysteries of the Red Planet — when and how the small moons formed.

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NASA Launch of NOAA Weather Satellite Rescheduled for Nov. 18

NASA Launch of NOAA Weather Satellite Rescheduled for Nov. 18

JPSS-1 Launch Postponed
The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II carrying the NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, has been rescheduled for 1:47 a.m. PST (4:47 a.m. EST), Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Credits: NASA/Glenn Benson

The launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, the first in a new series of four highly advanced National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting satellites, now is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Launch coverage will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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U.S. Navy Accepts Fifth Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS Satellite for New Secure Global Military Cellular Network

MUOS-5 Supports Legacy UHF Comms; Serves As Spare For New Capabilities

NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, POINT MUGU, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC).

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Autumn fireball

Autumn fireball

On 14 November 2017 at about 16:45 GMT a football-sized meteoroid entered Earth’s atmosphere about 50 km northeast of Darmstadt, Germany.

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  • Title Autumn fireball
  • Released 16/11/2017 8:52 am
  • Copyright Ollie Taylor
  • DescriptionOn 14 November 2017 at about 16:45 GMT a football-sized meteoroid entered Earth’s atmosphere about 50 km northeast of Darmstadt, Germany. It created a bright fireball in the sky, which was seen by thousands of people in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg, and was reported widely by media.

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Embry-Riddle’s SUIT Lab Gives Students ‘Gloves-On’ Spaceflight Experience

As companies develop space vehicles to send private individuals into outer space, a new lab at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus may become the industry’s testbed for spacesuit design

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ­— Inside a suborbital space flight simulator, Peyton Schwartz struggles as she slowly reaches for a camera to capture the highest clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Boeing, flydubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes

Valued at $27 billion, deal is largest single-aisle jet purchase by a Middle East airline

Airline commits to the newly launched 737 MAX 10, MAX 9s and more MAX 8s

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier.

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

The V-22 Osprey continues to achieve outstanding multi-mission success while performing operations only possible with tiltrotor technology. (Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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