Why dogs were sent into space in the USSR, and monkeys in the USA

While the United States was conducting space experiments on monkeys, in the USSR, after long discussions, the choice fell on dogs, says Russia Beyond. The experiments, which were supposed to show whether manned space flight is possible, began in the USSR and the USA in one ...

From star showers to eclipses: vibrant celestial shows worth seeing in December

Hardly anyone will remember the outgoing year with a kind word. However, at the very end, he promises to improve, at least in the eyes of astronomers and everyone who likes to watch the starry sky, writes the BBC. At the end of the year 2020 prepared several impressive night performances at once, ...

Mysterious radio signals recorded in our galaxy: who or what is sending them

According to astronomers, mysterious intense bursts of radio emission have been detected in our galaxy. Writes about this Independent. Rapid bursts of radio signals, or FRBs, last only a fraction of a second, but the energy release can be as much as 100 million times that of the sun. Despite them ...

NASA has discovered an asteroid that is 10 times the cost of Earth's economy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a rare, heavy and extremely valuable asteroid called Psyche 16 in the main asteroid belt of the solar system between Mars and Jupiter, the Observer writes. The asteroid is located at a distance of about 230 million miles (370 million km) from Earth ...

Lecture on space

Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will answer all your questions about space in real time. Face cosmic phenomena that will be dangerous for you if you go to our universe. Learn about low-mass stars that are invisible to the naked eye. ...

The Earth will soon have a second satellite: how is this possible

To the question: "How many natural satellites does the Earth have?" - there is a quick answer: “One. This is the Moon. " Surprisingly, this is not always the case. The moon is our permanent natural satellite, but sometimes the so-called temporary moons, or quasi-satellites, appear on the planet. Very soon…

By combining Soviet and American missile technologies, the Ukrainian became a competitor to Musk

Max Polyakov is a Ukrainian who works most of the time in Texas and Silicon Valley. This is the man who has invested $ 150 million of his own money in rocketry, more than anyone other than Elon Musk from SpaceX and Jeff Bezos from Blue Origin, writes Bloomberg. Company…

Scientists have found signs of life on Venus: who can inhabit the planet

A group of scientists from the UK, USA and Japan have discovered a rare chemical compound phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. This may indicate the existence of living microorganisms on the planet, writes Hromadske. If this hypothesis is confirmed, humanity will receive the first reliable evidence of the existence of life outside the Earth. About…

Comet or extraterrestrial technology: interstellar object puzzled scientists

Scientists from Harvard University have published a new study in which they argue that the interstellar object Oumuamua is not a comet, writes "Focus". The mysterious interstellar object Oumuamua, which entered the solar system two years ago, may turn out to be alien technology. In a new study, scientists from ...

The Pentagon accused Russia of testing weapons in space

US space command announced evidence that Russia has tested a space anti-satellite missile, writes Voice of America. Russia on July 15 "carried out non-destructive tests of space anti-satellite weapons," the US Space Command said. Russian satellite inspector Cosmos 2543 launched another object in ...

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