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Quantum communication networks put in service in central China

A quantum telecommunication network has been put into service in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, the network builder said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 17:57:11

SpaceX launches commercial satellite for South Korea, lands rocket at sea

US aerospace firm SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite for South Korea on Monday and then landed the rocket on a floating drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 7:20:57

SpaceX to launch another used Dragon Capsule to space station

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is targeting no earlier than December for SpaceX's 13th cargo mission to International Space Station (ISS), using another refurbished Dragon capsule.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/30 7:55:15

Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei among first UNESCO Space Science Medal winners

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has awarded the UNESCO Medal on Space Science to first Chinese national sent to space, Yang Liwei, and three other prominent international space practitioners during the first edition of the award ceremony.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 6:35:22

NASA plans to launch sounding rocket to probe dark regions of space

Scientists plans to launch a sounding rocket for a fifteen-minute flight on Monday, which is expected to shed light on the nature of the intergalactic medium, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/28 11:05:40

Sci-fi reality: Chinese scientists develop 'magical suit'

In US sci-fi movie After Earth, protagonist Kitai Raige wears a magical suit. The suit, normally brown and scaly, turns beige when Kitai is freezing. When he is bitten by a poisonous insect, the suit instantly turns white.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/24 13:34:11

NASA unveils new model to discover habitable worlds

Scientists of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have just come up with a new model to help allocate scarce observing time to the most promising candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life, according to a new research published this week in the Astrophysical Journal.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/23 16:05:14

China confidently develops independent space technology

China's achievements in the aerospace industry in the past five years prove the nation can independently develop its own space strategy, and Western countries which used to prevent cooperation with China may think twice, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 20:58:39

Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut

Jing Haipeng, the first Chinese astronaut to go into space three times, has voiced his desire to go into space again as a further demonstration of his loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 18:21:43

Two US astronauts conduct 7-hour spacewalk outside space station

Two US astronauts conducted a nearly seven-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, repairing the orbiting laboratory's robotic arm, replacing a blown fuse and installing a new high definition camera.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 7:13:29

China-made jetliner performs well in high-plateau test flight

China's homegrown regional jetliner, the ARJ21-700, has successfully completed its trial flight on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, demonstrating its ability to fly safely at high elevations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 15:21:11

US companies plan to put expandable habitat in lunar obit

Two private US companies are planning to place an expandable habitat in the moon's orbit by the end of 2022 to serve as a lunar depot.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 9:25:53

Chinese telescope scores a hit

News of the first optical capture of gravitational waves came on Monday from astronomical research institutes worldwide, including the US NASA and China's Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, and this could help scientists further explore the secrets of the Universe, Chinese scholars said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 23:53:39

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