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Chinese lunar rover's "lucky" find could unlock secrets of moon & earth

China's Yutu-2, the first rover on the far side of the moon, has found materials from deep inside the moon that could help unravel the mystery of the lunar mantle composition and the formation and evolution of the moon and the earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:20:36

Explosions of universe's first stars spewed powerful jets: study

Astrophysicists found that the first stars after the Big Bang exploded not like spherical balls as previously thought but in an asymmetric fashion, thus serving as seeds for the second generation of stars and today's galaxies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 14:06:03

Chinese deep space research leads to deeper international cooperation

Chinese space experts have strengthened international exchanges in the latest achievements in exploring the moon, Mars, Jupiter, asteroids and the deeper cosmos.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 18:19:41

NASA spacecraft to collide a small moonlet in 2022

The US space agency NASA revealed on Monday details about its plan to hit a small moonlet target in a double asteroid system with a spacecraft in 2022, its first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 9:26:38

Giant asteroid will fly by Earth in decade

An asteroid named 99942 Apophis will fly towards the Earth in ten years, the U.S. space agency NASA said recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/5 14:47:07

SpaceX launches supplies to Int'l Space Station

The US space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft Saturday morning, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 16:56:04

China plans to launch carrier rocket at sea

China plans to launch a Long March-11 carrier rocket at sea this year, which is expected to lower the cost of entering space.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/1 18:58:59

Chinese scientists develop new catalyst to turn CO2 into clean liquid fuel

Chinese researchers have developed a new catalyst to convert carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, into methanol, widely considered a clean fuel for engines.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/1 11:03:01

China and Pakistan sign space exploration agreement

China and Pakistan signed a cooperation agreement on manned space missions, marking the cooperation between the two countries in space exploration entering a new phase, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 23:07:58

China develops unique heat-resistant material for hypersonic aircraft

Chinese scientists have developed a new heat-resistant material for hypersonic aircraft, as it can endure over 3,000 C from friction caused by a Mach 5-20 flight within the atmosphere.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:47:22

China's cosmic ray observatory starts scientific observation

An observatory for detecting cosmic rays in southwest China's Sichuan Province recently began scientific observation as it launched operation of its first set of detectors, scientists said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/28 13:22:06

Newly-launched BeiDou satellite enters orbit

A newly-launched satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) entered its preset orbit Friday, according to Xi'an Satellite Control Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/26 21:03:24

China to further promote space cooperation for UN sustainable development

China will further promote international space cooperation to make concrete contributions to the realization of sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, a senior official with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 18:15:50

China's planned space station to support hundreds of experiments

Science facilities on China's planned Tiangong space station could support hundreds of space research projects after it's completed in 2022.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 12:35:06

NASA's InSight lander detects 1st likely marsquake

NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely "marsquake," said a release of NASA on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 12:28:27

China's LinkSpace successfully launches reusable rocket to a new height

China's private rocket company LinkSpace successfully launched a reusable rocket in east China's Shandong Province on Friday. The RLV-T5 rocket flew to a height of 40 meters and then safely landed, in 30 seconds.
Source: CGTN | 2019/4/21 11:26:26

China launches new BeiDou satellite

China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 10:41 p.m. Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/21 8:17:47

China invites world scientists to explore asteroid, comet together

China on Thursday unveiled its plan to explore an asteroid and a comet, inviting scientists around the world to participate in the program.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 13:53:28