China's Chang’e-4 mission, named after a lunar goddess, the first ever to reach the far side of the Moon, successfully landed on the lunar surface on 3 January. Now it has to survive the harsh conditions, with freezing temperatures and infernal heat alternating every few weeks.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - German anti-trust watchdog said Thursday it had prohibited Facebook from collecting data from sources outside of the social network's website and assigning it to users' accounts, which helped it build exceptional databases for users and become a market powerhouse.
Experts and politicians in China are worried that attempts to integrate artificial intelligence into weapons and military equipment could accidentally lead to war between nations, a new report published by US national security think tank Center for a New American Security (CNAS) suggested.
Videogame fans were overjoyed at the recent announcement by Nintendo Switch Online that Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure would be included in the subscription service's February updates.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The new US spacecraft Dragon 2 will be launched for an unmanned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 2, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Despite backlash from colleagues in the scientific community, Avi Loeb continues to advocate his theory that the interstellar object, called Oumuamua, passing through our solar system is a part of an alien spaceship. He argues that other astronomers have lost their "childhood curiosity" and are too afraid of being wrong.
Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have developed an economically efficient and environmentally friendly method of disposing of municipal solid wastes (MSW) by burning them as additives to composite liquid fuels. The research results are published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
A series of publications in Western media and statements by American politicians about the allegedly “mysterious” Chinese satellite tracking station in Argentina’s Patagonia is another reflection of the growing information war between the US and China.
Recently discovered Kepler-107b and Kepler-107c might offer a unique insight into how worlds are formed, as these two exoplanets, while having almost identical radii of 1.5 and 1.6 Earth radii, have densities that are over twice as different.
A stunning image taken by China’s Longjiang-2 satellite on 3 February shows a rare perspective – a giant backside of the Moon with a tiny planet Earth nearby.
GetPet, a new, Tinder-inspired app launched in January, is helping dog lovers in their search to find the perfect canine companion. Just remember, swipe right!
A team of Johns Hopkins University scientists and engineers are working with NASA to save the Earth from potential asteroid crashes by developing the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which would be able to change the motion of an asteroid in space.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tends to update the location of the magnetic north pole every five years, but the latest update came nearly a year ahead of schedule because the pole is moving so quickly.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will fulfil a contract on flying the US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and bringing them back on the Russian Soyuz manned spacecraft in December of 2019, a month and a half ahead of schedule, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 10 liters of water leaked from the toilet at the US segment of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday and had to be collected across the segment by the crew using towels, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sputnik has obtained an image of the prototype of Russia's reusable single-engine unmanned spacecraft.
On 11 January, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX tweeted the first photo of Starship, its ambitious project designed to one day carry people to the Moon and Mars.
As the 2019 Super Bowl prepares to kick off, NASA joined the Big Game bandwagon by posting tweets about the game – with an appropriately cosmic twist.
Residents in the Colorado capitol city of Denver will vote in May to legalize hallucinogenic mushrooms, after the referendum received a green light from officials on Friday.
The images, recorded by observatories in three different wavelengths, allow viewers to examine the structure of the galaxy, discerning between older and younger stars, and spotting features like black holes and nebulas.