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Planets beyond Milky Way spotted

A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team has discovered a population of planets beyond the Milky Way galaxy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 11:48:39

China launches electromagnetic satellite to study earthquake precursors

China on Friday launched its first seismo-electromagnetic satellite to study seismic precursors, which might help establish a ground-space earthquake monitoring and forecasting network in the future.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 23:11:05

China launches first shared education satellite

China's first shared education satellite, Young Pioneer 1, carried by the Long March-2D rocket, was launched into space from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Friday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 20:34:32

China takes lead in space technology in 2018

Following the successful operation of China's first high-throughput communication satellite the Shijian-13 in January, there are now over 170 Chinese satellites working in outer space, a number that marks the country's progress towards becoming a "space superpower."
Source: People's Daily Online | 2018/2/1 16:41:14

Unexpected matter found in hostile black hole winds

The existence of large numbers of molecules in winds powered by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies has puzzled astronomers more than a decade. New theory predicts that molecules in black hole winds are not survivors of the heat of the energetic outflows at all, but brand-new molecules.
Source: Xinhua-CGTN | 2018/2/1 16:03:14

SpaceX launches Luxembourg satellite with used rocket

Private US firm SpaceX on Wednesday launched a secure communications satellite for Luxembourg with a Falcon 9 rocket whose first stage has already been used for a previous launch.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 9:39:29

Long 'dead' NASA satellite confirmed alive

US space agency NASA said Tuesday a satellite it considered "dead" more than a decade ago was indeed alive.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 12:00:00

China's first X-ray space telescope put into service after in-orbit tests

China's first X-ray astronomical satellite, launched in June last year, is put into service for scientific research on Tuesday after finishing in-orbit tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 19:55:24

Talking to taikonauts: Behind the scenes of the manned space program

In October 2003, after orbiting the world 14 times and traveling 600,000 kilometers, Yang Liwei landed safely back on Earth and in the history books. Like millions of other people across China, pilot Wang Yaping was mesmerized by what she saw. But to her, those static images represented more than just achievement. She saw an opportunity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 19:55:35

Three-in-one: 'Super blue blood moon' occurs on Jan. 31

A "once in a lifetime" spectacle will occur on January 31, which will be visible in the western part of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands.
Source: CGTN | 2018/1/28 8:21:00

SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy to launch in early February

The first flight of SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy is now scheduled for early February, the California-based company said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/28 7:36:50

200 days on "moon": China life support lab breaks record

Two men and two women have spent 200 days in a simulated space lab in Beijing, setting a record for the longest stay in a self-contained "cabin."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/27 7:34:25

200 days on "moon": China life support lab breaks record

Two men and two women volunteered and spent 200 days in a simulated space lab in Beijing, setting a world record for the longest stay in a self-contained "cabin."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/26 14:43:48

China launches remote sensing satellites

China launched remote sensing satellites at 1:39 p.m.(Beijing Time) Thursday on a Long March-2C carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 15:39:06

Large amphibious aircraft AG600 takes second test flight

China's first home-grown large amphibious aircraft AG600 takes its second test flight in Zhuhai City, South China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 24, 2018. AG600, code named "Kunlong", completed its maiden flight on Dec. 24.
Source: | 2018/1/25 15:05:22

China's aircraft AG600 completes second flight

China's first domestic-built large amphibious aircraft, the AG600, completed its second trial flight in south China's Guangdong Province Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 13:31:17

SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy completes hold-down firing test

SpaceX's new heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy completed its static firing test at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday after multiple delays.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 7:57:14

Mavic Air launching ceremony held in New York

Michael Perry, Director of Strategic Partnerships of DJI, introduces Mavic Air during a launching ceremony in New York, the United States, Jan. 23, 2018. Civilian drones producer DJI released it latest product Mavic Air here on Tuesday. Mavic Air is an ultra-portable and foldable camera drone with a 4K high quality camera and has a maximum flight time of 21 minutes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 10:03:14