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Have We Found Earliest Evidence of Life on Earth? - About Islam

Have We Found Earliest Evidence of Life on Earth?

Say, [O Muhammad], “Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed Allah, over all things, is competent.” (Surat Al-‘Ankabut 29:20). That’s what Allah has told us, Muslims, in the Holy Qur’an, and it looks like scientists have just written the first page of the book …

Mars 2117 Project: UAE Seeks to Settle Humans on Mars - About Islam

Mars 2117 Project: UAE Seeks to Settle Humans on Mars

The United Arab Emirates seeks to build the first ever human settlement on Mars by 2117. The ‘Mars 2117 Project’ is set to be developed and executed in partnership with major international research institutions, news agencies reported on Feb 14. This unique Arab space project was launched on the sidelines of the 5th World Government …

Know When 2nd Hijri Month Starts in Your Location - About Islam

Know When 2nd Hijri Month Starts in Your Location

When will the month of Safar, the second month of the Hijri Calendar, start where you live? Like all the other Hijri lunar months, the month of Safar spans over 29 or 30 days; and for that reason we conduct the lunar astronomical observations and calculate the lunar months to know their exact dates every …

Mercury

AboutIslam.net Observes the Rare Mercury Transit

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it isn’t easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun, Mercury completes three rotations about its axis and up until 1965 it was thought that the same side of Mercury constantly faced the Sun.

By NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

World Sees Mercury Enter Spotlight Monday

It happens only a little more than once a decade and the next chance to see it is Monday, May 9, 2016. Throughout the US, sky watchers can watch Mercury pass between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. Three NASA satellites will be providing images of the transit and one of them will have a near-live feed.

Jupiter

Amateur Astronomer Catches New Jovian Impact

Jupiter may be the biggest planet, but it sure seems to get picked on. On March 17, amateur astronomer Gerrit Kernbauer of Mödling, Austria, a small town just south of Vienna, was filming Jupiter through his 7.8-inch (200mm) telescope. Ten days later he returned to process the videos and discovered a bright flash of light at Jupiter’s limb.

Northward Equinox

Why Is It An Early Spring?

We’re about to experience the earliest spring since 1896 because of something unusual that happened in 2000.



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