MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The fissure in the Russian sector of the International Space Station (ISS) is between 2 and 4 centimetres (0.7 -1.5 inches) and was temporarily patched up with Kapton tape, a source from the space industry said.
The sample collection procedure itself is expected to take no longer than 10 seconds, but the procured material isn't expected to arrive on Earth until 2023.
According to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, an asteroid is heading for Earth and may clip the planet before the US presidential election on November 2. "So if the World ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe," the astrophysicist said.
Researchers suggested that their findings could be confirmed by a mission to Venus that would collect samples from the planet's "surface and cloud".
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Launches of Russian Soyuz carrier rockets from the Kourou Space Center, put off amid the coronavirus pandemic, are being delayed again, a space industry source told Sputnik.
The illustration will join the list of geoglyphs in Peru, which are one of the biggest mysteries in archaeology due to their quantity and size. Scientists believe these drawings produced on the ground had ritual and astronomical functions.
At the end of the 20th century NASA launched the Near-Earth Object Programme, aimed at finding and tracking the movement of celestial objects whose orbits could bring them into close proximity to our planet. The space agency so far has found an estimated 25,000 NEOs to date.
Previously, the SpaceX CEO stressed that a fully functional and self-sustaining colony on Mars can’t be established in the coming decades, as it would require a thousand flights to the planet.
Taiwan-based iPhone maker Foxconn has launched a platform aimed at equipping automobile companies with services, planning to become the Android of electric vehicles. Foxconn hopes to get its new open-source platform into 10 percent of all electric cars in the world by 2025 or 2027.
Growing new organs, editing genes, completely curing the most serious diseases… Scientists are looking for new ways to solve these problems by studying stem cells, although there is great controversy around the ethics of these studies.
An old Chinese rocket stage launched over 20 years ago and a defunct military satellite made in the USSR are about to pass within 12 metres (40 feet) of each other on October 16, according to space debris tracking service LeoLabs data.
As folks begin to plan their holiday travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new US government-backed study has led United Airlines to boldly claim that COVID-19 exposure aboard its aircraft is "virtually non-existent” when face masks are worn.
The Medinet Habu temple was built in honour of pharaoh Ramses III, considered to be the last great monarch of the Egyptian Empire. Ramses III played a key role in Egypt’s victory over the invaders known as the Sea Peoples.
Netizens have experienced issues mostly in the eastern and western parts of the United States, including New York and Los Angeles, with outages also being reported in the United Kingdom and Japan, according to the outage map.
Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook this week blocked users from sharing bombshell revelations of corruption by Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden's son Hunter. Twitter even shut down White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's account.
Some 4.5 billion years ago, our planet was a drastically different place – an uninhabitable world with extremely hot temperatures, toxic air, and pounded with radiation coming from the Sun in the form of flares and coronal mass ejections. Scientists believe everything changed with the formation of the Moon.
TPU researchers have discovered common industrial wastes that can serve as either the main or additional components of composite fuels. Slurries based on sawdust, wastewater, and solvent, as well as mixtures of coal dust and wastewater, have turned out to be the most promising fuel mixtures.
The document will also be launched at the 16th World Congress on Public Health Programme 2020 and calls on leaders to "act decisively and urgently" to implement effective measures to control the spread of the pandemic amid fears of a second global outbreak of the disease.
According to CEO of the Swedish Space Corporation Stefan Gardefjord, satellites are expected to play an increasingly important role in the coming decades, as the use of satellite data increases, for instance, for climate monitoring, communication, and self-driving cars. As a result, there is money to be made in space launches, he stressed.
A new study finds that radiation levels of airborne particles increase significantly downwind of US hydraulic fracturing sites.