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Backgrounder: 10 facts about gravitation waves from neutron star merger

Scientists announced Monday that they have for the first time detected the ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves as well as light from a spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 9:35:50

China announces new gravitational wave observation

Chinese scientists on Monday announced observation of the "optical counterpart" of gravitational waves coming from the merger of two binary neutron stars using a survey telescope in Antarctica.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 8:54:16

Scientists' dream comes true with detection of gravitational waves from merging neutron stars

Scientists announced Monday that they have for the first time detected the ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves as well as light from a spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 8:50:14

No aliens found yet, but "heartbeats" in universe heard

One is rapid and strong, and the other is slow and weak, like the heartbeats of a youth and an old man passing through a distance of thousands of light years, and then heard by the most sensitive "ear" on Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 11:22:20

BeiDou jet navigation system test could mean smoother, faster flights

A Chinese regional jetliner equipped with a homegrown BeiDou navigation system completed its test flight on Saturday, which experts believe has considerable meaning for the safety of domestic jetliners.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 21:33:39

Plutonium production and shortages threaten future NASA programs

The US Department of Energy "faces challenges meeting NASA's expected need" for a plutonium isotope required for missions into deep space that could jeopardize new missions altogether, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2017/10/12 22:52:35

SpaceX launches satellite with 3rd reused rocket

US space firm SpaceX on Wednesday launched a commercial communications satellite into space with its third partly reused rocket.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:03:55

Next-gen Long March rockets to be developed by 2030: report

China is expected to develop a new generation of Long March carrier rockets by 2030, a rocket designer said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 22:24:09

Chinese scientists find 6 new pulsar stars using world's largest radio telescope

Chinese scientists have discovered six new pulsar stars in the Milky Way using the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the world's largest radio telescope.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 23:23:40

TV program reveals China’s hypersonic aircraft models

A documentary broadcast on Sunday reveals China's hypersonic aircraft models for the first time, with experts saying it shows China's breakthrough in aircraft technology for civilian and military use.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:23:39

Japan launches 4th GPS-improving Michibiki satellite into orbit

Japan's space agency on Tuesday successfully launched into orbit a fourth and final satellite as part of an overall new system to improve global positioning data for a number of services and systems.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 13:26:28

China's FAST telescope finds two pulsars during trial operation

After one year of trial operation, the China-based FAST, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has identified two pulsars, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 11:44:44

SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit in bid to cover entire Earth's surface

The US private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit on Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and landed its Falcon 9 on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 9:32:38

China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela

China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, VRSS-2, into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 12:13 Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 0:39:02

China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela

China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, VRSS-2, into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi desert at 12:13 on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 14:08:45

US astronauts repair robotic arm outside space station

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Thursday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting laboratory's robotic arm.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 14:55:24

Pence says US to send astronauts to moon, Mars and beyond

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that the United States will return astronauts to the moon to build the foundation for human missions to Mars and beyond.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 10:09:30

SpaceX reveals plan for manned journey to Mars by 2024

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), speaks on the final day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, on Sept. 29, 2017. SpaceX unveiled its plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024 in Australia on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/30 12:20:13