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Space debris poses big threat

Space junk created by humans’ space missions over the last six decades could cause significant damage on Earth as well as in space, Astronomer Stuart Grey of University College London warned.

The space race started with the launch of Russia’s tiny satellite Sputnik in 1957. It provoked... read more

Exploration of Mysterious Fireball in Vegas Valley Sky is On

A brief, but stunning, light show was spotted in the Vegas valley sky on Wednesday night, and the West is still buzzing about it. Nevadans had a clear view of a puzzling fireball that blazed across the skies over three states. Many people captured it on cell phone cameras.

According to... read more

Siberian man seeks 500,000 roubles from Bethesda for ‘emotional distress’ due to ‘Fallout 4’ addiction

A recent report published in the Russian-government-owned news publication RT has revealed that game developer Bethesda and its Russian localization crew are being sued by a Siberian man over his addition to the ‘Fallout 4’ game.

According to the RT report, a 28-year-old addicted ‘Fallout... read more

Paleontologists say Human Hunters wiped out Woolly Mammoths

Study of woolly mammoths’ tusks discovered in Siberia suggested that human hunting was behind the extinction of the animal. The chemical clues in tusks revealed that hunting pressure wiped out the animal.

A team of paleontologists from the University of Michigan examined 15 tusks of... read more

Russian Resupply Rocket Embarks upon Third Attempt to Reach ISS

The Russian Resupply mission has been again launched on Friday, making a third attempt to supply cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). The previous two trials of this spacecraft ended up in a fiasco owing to technical glitches.

If successfully executed, this Russian spacecraft... read more

Half of Kazakhstan's Population of Rare Saiga Antelopes Died Within Few Weeks

The Agriculture Ministry’s recent data showed that almost half of Kazakhstan's population of rare saiga antelopes has wiped out in recent weeks.

Experts believe that the endangered beasts might have come in contact with a lung disease that is sweeping across the steppe.

Agriculture... read more

Expedition 42 Crew Returns to Earth

After staying for 167 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS), a US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts returned to Earth on Wednesday night. All the three came back in Russia's Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft at Kazakhstan.

The three crew members included NASA astronaut Barry "Butch... read more

MPs urge Government to Protect Dairy Farmers

The government has been urged by MPs to take some essential steps in order to protect dairy farmers from sharp drops in milk prices.

According to the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, farmers were being pushed out of business every week because of reasons beyond... read more

Astronomers discover dwarf galaxy called Kks3 in Milky Way’s backyard

A team of astronomers from Russia and the United States has spotted a dwarf galaxy, which is roughly 10,000 times lighter than the Milky Way. The galaxy dubbed KKs3, the ‘dwarf spheroidal’ galaxy is approximately 7 million light-years away in the direction of the southern constellation of Hydrus... read more

Red and Green Colored Rock found in Udachnaya Diamond Mine

The red and green colored rock which looks like an ornament rock have been found in the Udachnaya diamond mine located in Russia. This colored rock has surprised one and all.

According to a report in Economic Times, the University of Tennessee geologist has found that the rock has 30,000... read more

Dashcams capture Massive Explosion in Russian Sky

During the past few years, Russians have provided a number of interesting videos and images, thanks to the dashcams that motorists of the country have installed on their vehicles. Earlier, a number of dashcams have recorded a mysterious bright light that filled the sky in Russia's Sverdlovsk... read more

Russian Resupply Mission to ISS launched successfully

The Russian space agency successfully launched a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) nine hours after a US supply ship bound for the space station exploded seconds after liftoff. A Progress cargo craft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:09:43 am EDT... read more

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