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NASA: let’s say something to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch

NASA is seeking suggestions from the public for a message to beam far, far out into space to the probe Voyager 1 in time for the 40th anniversary of its launch.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/15 22:28:39

Young amateurs observe Perseid meteor shower in Xinjiang

A young observer searches for the constellation during a visit organized by Xinjiang Astronomical Society at Nanshan observation station of Xinjiang Observatory in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:31:30

SpaceX launches cargo to space station, lands rocket on solid ground

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Monday, sending the US space firm's last new first-generation Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:17:03

Stanford researchers work on artificial eclipse to observe extrasolar planets

Researchers at Stanford University are working on an artificial eclipsing system to help them image extrasolar planets, which could be Earth-like and carrying extraterrestrial life.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 16:38:45

Quantum communication experiments lead China's sci-tech innovation

As the first to achieve quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, China is confident in making more scientific and technological breakthroughs.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:46:44

China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space

Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 10:33:12

China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space

Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:08:06

Chinese scientists conduct ground-to-space quantum teleportation

Now Chinese scientists have completed an experiment straight out of the realms of science fiction - quantum teleportation - from the ground to the world's first quantum satellite.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:07:44

Moon's magnetic field lasts 1 billion years longer than thought: study

New evidence from ancient lunar rocks suggests that the Moon's magnetic field may have lasted at least one billion years longer than once thought, US researchers said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 7:42:19

Control center resolves over 10 major satellite faults in 50 years

Over the 50 years since its founding, the Xi'an Satellite Control Center has successfully resolved major faults in over 10 satellites, saving the country billions yuan in possible losses, the center said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 23:02:41

Megamovie project mobilizes 1,500 volunteers in US to photograph solar eclipse

The Eclipse Megamovie project has assembled a group of some 1,500 officially trained volunteers across the United States to photograph the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse along its path using digital single lens reflex and mirrorless cameras with telephoto lenses.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 10:02:42

China to build first Mars simulation base

China will establish the country's first Mars simulation base, in northwest China's Qinghai Province, the local government said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 14:36:40

Project funding delayed after astronomers see stars over telescope squabble

Astronomers are seeing stars after a high-profile squabble over the design of a new world-class giant optical telescope is causing delays to the program.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/8 22:23:39

Statistical projection: Earth likely to warm over 2 degrees C this century

New statistical projections by researchers at the University of Washington (UW) show a 90 percent chance that temperatures will increase this century by 2.0 to 4.9 degrees Celsius.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/5 7:58:17

UC Berkeley: First time observer discovers huge storm on Neptune

Ned Molter, an astronomy graduate student at University of California, Berkeley, has discovered a new feature on Neptune: A storm system nearly the size of Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/5 7:51:51

Eye of the storm

This NASA handout image obtained on Thursday shows Super Typhoon Noru in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on Tuesday as the International Space Station passed overhead. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/8/4 0:03:39

Woman of mystery: ancient Venus may have had an Ocean of water

French scientists have run computer simulations about the formation of Venus that suggest that "Earth's Twin" once had a thin ocean of water shortly after it formed.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/8/3 19:23:00

Gold replica of US space module pinched from Ohio museum

A gold replica of a lunar landing module gifted to US astronaut Neil Armstrong by French jewlers has been pilfered from an Ohio museum, with security footage offering little help to police.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/2 17:33:40