The surveillance radar, capable of tracking tiny objects in low Earth orbit, took five years to complete and was said to cost $1.5 billion.
Talk about colonising the Moon has been going on a lot in recent years. NASA plans to launch a manned mission to the Earth’s satellite in 2024, while tech mogul Elon Musk has said that humanity needs to build a base on it. However, colonising the Moon poses several challenges. One of these is building settlements there.
Neutron stars are exotic astronomical objects that are just bare stellar cores with no outer layers and thermonuclear reactions going on. When two neutron stars merge, they disturb space and time, sending gravitational waves throughout the universe.
Turkmenistan has one of the most interesting tourist attractions in the world, and it was discovered by Soviet engineers by accident.
According to a widespread theory, evolution at some point “overshot” the amount of oxygen the atmosphere had in store for the purpose, but it turns out this might not have been the case.
Researchers have revealed so-called pterosaurs that lived in the northern part of the African continent over 100 million years ago.
The method, which the University of California in Santa Barbara has been working on with other university teams, is to provide opportunities to get a panoramic view of exceptionally faraway planetary systems - a big step closer to finding potentially habitable worlds similar to ours.
Magnetic fields are produced by electric charges in motion and in recent decades, they have become a promising area of investigation in medicine.
The existence and detection of dark matter is one of the most important topics in science. It is believed that this enigmatic substance, which does not absorb, reflect, or emit light holds together entire galaxies and plays a crucial role in the evolution of the Universe.
China unveiled the new IP-related proposal in the form of a PowerPoint presentation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has already hit at least 199 countries worldwide.
Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) have been selected as finalists for NASA’s Explorers Program based on their proposal of a new spacecraft designed to study far-off stars and evaluate their level of radioactivity to determine the habitability of neighboring exoplanets.
Infectious disease researchers from Down Under are joining the fight against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus with a new series of controlled clinical trials that will explore virus treatment using the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine - commonly used to prevent tuberculosis.
Sharing illegal and offensive content ‘zoombombers’ flood public video hangouts, harassing self-isolating users relying on the service to continue work from home, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The construction of the Russian National Space Centre on the territory of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center in Moscow is set to be finished in 2023, according to the Roscosmos space corporation.
Some studies earlier suggested that the new coronavirus had been caused by bats, and although this theory has not been confirmed, Israeli media has suggested that that the recent mysterious deaths of the nocturnal creatures could have come as a punishment for the onset of global disease or as a sign of something even more dreadful.
What is considered “close” in astronomical terms may often seem absurd according to our earthly measurements, but NASA’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) is still carefully observing all potential space hazards that zip past our planet within a nearby distance.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos will adapt its planned launch schedule for this coming year in light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic that has caused the suspension of satellite production in Europe, the agency’s press service said on Friday.
The White House has already severed Huawei’s ties with American chip manufacturers, but global chip sales have remained out of its reach. The new measure, if adopted, would fix that and limit Huawei’s access to the vital components.
A zero-day is an unpatched software flaw unknown to the developer that can be exploited by hackers. According to Google, such vulnerabilities are “particularly dangerous and have a high rate of success”.
Uranus, a cold, lonely planet situated so far from the Sun that it takes it 84 years to complete an orbit, has long been among the most mysterious planets in our solar system. Located over 3 billion kilometres from Earth, the planet is so far away that astronomers didn’t even know how many moons it had until the mid-80s.