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100 Russian military units created in Crimea – defense minister
The Russian military has put together nearly 100 units and organizations in the Crimea last year as part of the program of deploying a self-sufficient group of forces at the peninsula, Sergey Shoigu, Russia’s Defense minister, said.

30.03.2015 14:59

Top 10 breathtaking Mars pics taken from orbit
Mars exploration isn’t all about Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped loads of beautiful hi-resolution images of the red planet's surface since 2006.

29.03.2015 18:05

In the shadow of the moon: Spectacular plane’s view of the solar eclipse (VIDEO)
The most surreal view of the solar eclipse was shared in a recently posted timelapse video showing a plane flying into the moon’s shadow on March 20.

28.03.2015 01:24

Russia & US agree to build new space station after ISS, work on joint Mars project
In a landmark decision, Russian space agency Roscosmos and its US counterpart NASA have agreed to build a new space station after the current International Space Station (ISS) expires. The operation of the ISS was prolonged until 2024.

28.03.2015 02:51

NASA aims to pluck boulder off asteroid & bring it to moon (VIDEOS)
In order to test Earth defense techniques and abilities needed for a future trip to Mars, NASA has detailed a plan to rip off a chunk of an asteroid, deliver it into a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study it and collect samples.

27.03.2015 21:07

Russia-US crew dock at ISS for near year-long mission
A Soyuz spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station, six hours after it took off from the Baikonur space center. It was carrying Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko and American Scott Kelly who are set to beat the record for the longest space trip.

27.03.2015 20:00

​Martian microbes could be sustained by carbon monoxide, study claims
Atmospheric carbon monoxide has been identified as a potential source of energy for microbes – if there are any – on and near the surface of the red planet, in the past as well as the present, according to a new study.

25.03.2015 17:51

​Huge asteroid to fly by Earth at 37,000 kph on Friday
A 1,000 meter-wide asteroid is heading towards Earth this week – and its course will reach its closest point to our planet on Friday, according to NASA.

25.03.2015 18:26

Curiosity finds life-forming nitrogen on Mars
Mars has given us new clues about the possibilities of past life on the planet after NASA’s Curiosity rover found nitrates embedded in its rock. The elements are known on Earth as one of the key precursors to life.

24.03.2015 10:44

'Dark side of the moon': Faroese Rockers play live during solar eclipse (VIDEO)
A Faroese music band came up a great idea of how to celebrate the solar eclipse last Friday - they shot a live music video. For nearly six minutes, viewers saw the world around them darkening and then returning to normal.

23.03.2015 09:28

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli to RT: ‘A Spacewalk is a brutal activity; you are always in danger’
Fifty years after the first ever spacewalk by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov, despite huge progress it’s still dangerous and difficult work, astronaut Paolo Nespoli told RT. He recalls his mission to the ISS and explains why even a small step matters.

22.03.2015 21:04

Kilometers-wide lunar caves can shelter whole human cities, model claims
Natural tunnels left by lava flows under the Moon’s surface may reach gargantuan proportions of up to 5 kilometers, a new model predicted. They are a promising location for future manned lunar bases.

21.03.2015 13:56