Hundreds of meteorites from shattered asteroids bombard Earth every year. Some of them come from small planet-like objects that formed larger planets when our solar system was young, about 4.5 billion years ago. Researchers hope that these remnants could shed light on that time.
Speaking about the country’s space exploration programme for 2030-2045, the head of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation(CASC) said it also plans to start the construction of a long-term near-Earth manned space station, as well as to carry out the third stage of its lunar exploration programme.
For decades, ufologist Chris Rutkowski has been collecting materials about sightings and potential evidence that extraterrestrial lifeforms have dropped in to visit Earth. UFO enthusiasts and researchers will soon be able to use these materials to look for the truth – which is out there.
The powerful shield surrounding our planet is considered to be a key factor making Earth more hospitable for life, as it protects lifeforms from solar energy particles and helps our planet retain its atmosphere and liquid water.
The deadliest weapon that humankind ever created has made almost everyone feel a little bit paranoid. Is there any chance of surviving if shots are actually fired? Well, it won't be a wild guess anymore - just facts about possible scenarios for a nuclear holocaust.
Roeland van der Marel, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute said not knowing the weight of the galaxy that hosts our solar system presents a problem for “a lot of cosmological questions”.
A team studying Australia's Wolfe Creek Crater calculated how often meteorites hit Earth with the force of massive nuclear explosions – every 180 years to be precise.
VOSTOCHNY SPACE CENTRE (Sputnik) - The installation of equipment needed for Angara-family rocket lauch systems will begin at the Vostochny space centre in Russia's Far East on Sunday, Deputy Director-General of Russia's Centre for Operation of Space Ground-Based Infrastructure (TsENKI) Sergey Kostarev told reporters.
The researchers now strive to determine whether the water samples they procured from the mine's depths contain living cells which may or may not be "creatures that have been isolated for billions of years."
For decades, radar instruments have crisscrossed Antarctica, sending down microwave pulses to peer through the ice and trace the underlying rock topography, yet there are still vast areas for which there is little or no data.
Pulsars, a form of rapidly rotating neutron star left over after a massive star has exploded into a supernova, have fascinated scientists for many decades, given the immense amount of power condensed into a small package that’s often no larger in diameter than a large city.
The ancient handwritten Bible appears to be in the Aramaic language and is inscribed on papyrus.
Veteran NASA astronaut Michael Collins, who was part of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, has been actively engaging with his fan following on Twitter throughout the last few months, answering select questions submitted under the hashtag #AskMichaelCollins.
A team of musicologists and programmers will use artificial intelligence to complete German composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony by next year to mark the 250th anniversary of the famous musician’s birth.
A Sharon, Massachusetts, man pleaded guilty Friday to willfully retaining US national defense information to which he had access through his job at a defense contractor.
Even though the new model reportedly helped researchers to determine the maximum natural lifespan of humans, one of the scientists explained why individual people’s lifespans cannot be predicted via this method.
The US space agency said that the discovery was made on November 3, 2019, when a NASA vehicle flew over Jupiter’s cloud tops at a height of more than 3,000 kilometres.
The unique trauma surgery system, operating in the Russian capital, is said to have no analogues in the world, and conducts the main portion of its work in automatic mode.
Ramses II was the third pharaoh of the 19th dynasty, who ruled ancient Egypt about 3,300 years ago and left behind a rare legacy of monuments including his well-known great temple of Abu Simbel in southern Egypt.
Scientists at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE) have compared the indicators of biological and psychobiological age among representatives of various professional groups to find out that women in blue-collar jobs over 36 are more likely to age faster than their peers, while male workers age slower.