NYU Abu Dhabi’s creates the world’s first Mars Atlas in Arabic

The map was created using date from the UAE’s Hope Probe.

Abu Dhabi has another world first with the creation of the world’s first Mars Atlas in Arabic.

Using data from the UAE’s Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), Hope, the aim is to make the probe’s findings more accessible to the Arabic-speaking populations throughout the world.

Produced by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) research scientist, Dimitra Atri, The Mars Atlas Project combines different images that the Hope probe is producing to map out the planet’s surface, providing a holistic view of the Red Planet.

Atri and his team process observational data from EMM’s Emirates eXploration Imager (EXI) instrument, one of the three instruments aboard the orbiter and this will help the team demonstrate how the planet changes over the period of one Mars year, which is roughly the equivalent of two Earth years.

Updates to the atlas are to be gradually made as more data from the Hope Probe becomes available.

The Hope Probe was launched on 20 July 2020 and successfully entered Mars’ orbit on 9 February 2021.

It will continue its scientific mission to explore Mars until the middle of 2023, with the possibility of extending it for an additional Martian year.

To view the Mars Atlas in English and Arabic, visit this link.

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