Two moons in Dubai: Mystery solved

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Two moons spotted in Dubai: Mystery finally solved

 

DUBAI – As the UAE’s first space mission, Hope Probe, neared the Mars orbit on Tuesday (February 9), the mystery behind the “two moons” that appeared in Dubai’s Al Qudra area was finally solved.

Photos of the moons went viral on social media, with people wondering whether they were real or simply Photoshopped.

Well, the mystery has now been debunked. The UAE Government Media Office put all speculation to rest after it said that the two Martian moons were part of the Hope Probe campaign.

“The Mars Mission is one of the biggest challenges of the country’s history and one of the boldest initiatives of the UAE: Conquer space. So, to create awareness around this important fact, nothing better than bring the two moons of Mars to Earth,” said Khaled AlShehhi, Executive Director of Production and Digital Communication Sector at UAE Government Media Office.

According to the media office, the moons Phobos and Deimos were projected onto the Dubai sky using two 100-metre cranes and a high-tech screen that spanned 40 metres.

This made the moons appear realistically in the sky, and was visible even from long distances. The idea was to give residents a glimpse of what the skies would look like if they were living in Mars. ICA/Expat Media


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