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Word: nadir

Definition: lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith

Sentences Containing 'nadir'

"Pirs" is scheduled to be detached from the nadir (bottom) port of the Zvezda module in 2014 to make room for the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module "Nauka", scheduled for launch in 2013.
A famous letter sent by 36 Islamic scholars to Pope Benedict XVI addressed this verse: Invasion of Banu Nadir.
According to Islamic tradition, this verse was revealed by the Angel Gabriel to Muhammad during the Invasion of Banu Nadir.
Adi Godrej took the Godrej Group to great height during the License Raj, and heads the group alongside his brother, Godrej Industries managing director and Godrej Agrovet chairman Nadir Godrej, and his cousin, Godrej Boyce managing director and chairman Jamshyd Godrej.
After the breakup of The New Nadir, guitarist and lead vocalist Ed Carter moved to California to play for the Beach Boys, bassist Gary Thain joined the Keef Hartley Band, and then Uriah Heep before dying of an overdose in 1975.
and Can, Australian band Radio Birdman, and acts from the United Kingdom including The Kinks, The Troggs, The Move, The Who, David Bowie, T. Rex, Faces, Mott The Hoople, Roxy Music, Peter Hammill's "Nadir's Big Chance", Doctors of Madness and Hawkwind are commonly cited as the most noteworthy artists that would ultimately influence punk.
Born in Timaru, New Zealand, Dawkins started in the music business as a drummer in his teens; he toured Europe in the mid-1960s with his freakbeat bands Me And The Others, and The New Nadir.
Each payload or payload facility has an open view to ram and to starboard, as well as one to either zenith or nadir.
In 625 Al-Zubayr was given more palm trees from the land of the expelled Nadir tribe.
In the mid-1970s, when the neighborhood – known now as the Flatiron District – was at its nadir, it was announced that an apartment building would be built on the site, but the building was not actually constructed until 1982, signalling a change in the area's fortunes.
On flight day 11 the MPLM "Leonardo"s hatches were closed at 07:38 UTC (03:38 EDT) and the MPLM was unberthed from the nadir or earth facing port of the Harmony node at 20:24 UTC (16:24 EDT).
Over 40 years later, in 2009 a whole album of 1966 - 1967 recordings by Me And The Others and The New Nadir was finally released by Feathered Apple Records.
Some proto-punk bands, particularly in the United Kingdom, also fall into the categories of glam, pub, and prog rock (Roxy Music, for example, who straddled the line between glam and prog, and Peter Hammill, of Van der Graaf Generator, whose solo album "Nadir's Big Chance" was cited by John Lydon as an influence).
The 3,580-kilogram Pirs Docking Compartment is attached to the nadir (bottom, Earth-facing) port of the Zvezda service module.
The Columbus External Payload Facility (Columbus-EPF) consists of two identical L-shaped consoles attached to the starboard cone of Columbus in the zenith (top) and nadir (bottom) positions, each supporting two platforms for external payloads or payload facilities.
The revisit rate is 5 to 7 days off-nadir.
This time period is sometimes referred to as the nadir of American race relations because racism, segregation, racial discrimination, and expressions of white supremacy all increased.
Through restoration projects mandated by the Clean Water Act and advocated by groups such as Heal the Bay and the Surfrider Foundation, the bay's water quality has improved fairly dramatically from its early-1980s nadir.

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