“The little-used name for this effect is called a “selenelion,” a phenomenon that celestial geometry says cannot happen.”
Observers of Wednesday morning’s total lunar eclipse might be able to catch sight of an extremely rare cosmic sight.
China last month conducted another test of a satellite-killing missile that reflects Chinese efforts to weaponize space, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said Wednesday.
“It’s very problematic to see China working to weaponize space in tests like this one they just had, and so [it’s] very concerning to me as the U.S. Strategic [...]
“A few countries have speeded up development of spacebased offensive weapons, setting up space combat forces, issuing space war doctrines as well as organising space offensive and defensive drills,” the report said, according to China News Service.
It said the report also claimed that space superpowers had actively developed space-to-land, space-to-sea and space-to-air attack capabilities [...]
“We may take on a project with China. We’ve agreed upon holding negotiations with our Chinese colleagues during the upcoming Universal Exposition in the city of Harbin, China, in June,” Rogozin said. Moreover, Russia may work on some projects with other countries, like India.
As for China, Rogozin said that the country “is [...]
Russia cast doubt on the long-term future of the International Space Station, a showcase of post-Cold War cooperation, as it retaliated on Tuesday against U.S. sanctions over Ukraine.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Moscow would reject a U.S. request to prolong the orbiting station’s use beyond 2020. It will also bar Washington from using [...]
China is developing anti-satellite missiles and other exotic weapons that can destroy or disrupt vital U.S. military and commercial communications, space warfare experts told Congress on Tuesday.
“The current and evolving counterpace threat posed by China to U.S. military operations in the Asia Pacific theater and outside is extremely serious,” said Ashley J. Tellis, a [...]
U.S. strategic military satellites are vulnerable to attack in a future space war and the Pentagon is considering a major shift to smaller satellites in response, the commander of the Air Force Space Command said Tuesday.
Gen. William Shelton said in a speech that China currently has a missile that can destroy U.S. satellites and [...]
Comet Ison, or some part of it, may have survived its encounter with the Sun, say scientists.
The giant ball of ice and dust was initially declared dead when it failed to re-emerge from behind the star with the expected brightness.
All that could be seen was a dull smudge in space telescope [...]
The biggest threats to man are not something new. They come from things that we thought we knew, but didn’t. Japan thought it understood the threat of earthquakes but then there was the Fukushima catastrophe. Economists thought they understood the threat of economic crisis but then the 2008 financial crash happened. The US security experts [...]
China last week conducted a test of a maneuvering satellite that captured another satellite in space during what Pentagon officials say was a significant step forward for Beijing’s space warfare program.
The satellite capture took place last week and involved one of three small satellites fitted with a mechanical arm that were launched July 20 [...]