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China launches land exploration satellite

China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 12:11 p.m. Sunday Beijing Time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 13:05:04

NASA fires up Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

US space agency NASA said Friday that a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the only human-made object in interstellar space, have been successfully fired up after 37 years without use.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/2 7:17:45

'Monkey King' makes China world leader in dark matter detection

China's dark matter detection satellite, "Wukong" (Monkey King), has demonstrated it's the most powerful space probe for high-energy cosmic rays.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 11:49:39

New possibly habitable exoplanet found in the depths of Space

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have discovered a small exoplanet located approximately 11 light years away from the Solar system, which may sustain life.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/12/1 11:35:11

Results from China's Monkey King satellite may boost dark matter exploration

The latest measurement of energy spectrum of cosmic-ray electrons and positrons by China's Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) satellite could provide important information to scientists who are searching for the elusive dark matter, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 8:50:01

Chinese satellite detects mysterious signals in search for dark matter

China's Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) has detected unexpected and mysterious signals in its measurement of high-energy cosmic rays, which might bring scientists a step closer to shedding light on invisible dark matter.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 8:48:44

NASA builds its "souped-up" Mars rover mission

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced Tuesday that its next mission to Mars in 2020 will boast a souped-up rover vehicle to seek signs of ancient microbial life on the inhospitable red planet.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 15:59:34

Swiss researcher challenges existence of dark matter, dark energy

A Swiss researcher has challenged the existence of dark matter and dark energy at all, which runs counter to a century of scientific consensus, according to a press release by University of Geneva (UNIGE) on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/26 10:37:19

China successfully launches remote sensing satellites

China launched remote sensing satellites at 2:10 am, Beijing Time, Saturday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/25 7:03:27

Stellar road runner: Fastest-orbiting 'super-earth' planet ever discovered

The Kepler telescope, which has already helped discover some 2,300 exoplanets during its K2 planet-hunting mission, has been instrumental in identifying arguably the fastest-orbiting planet ever discovered.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/11/24 17:58:06

China's unmanned helicopters pass high-plateau testing

Three unmanned helicopters made test flights recently on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 20:27:50

China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites

China launched three remote sensing satellites Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:43:39

Asteroid visit may show us how solar systems form

A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space last month came from another solar system, astronomers said Monday as they confirmed an unprecedented observation.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/21 23:28:39

China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites

China launched three remote sensing satellites at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 19:35:48

China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites

China launched three remote sensing satellites at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 16:09:40

Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment, or ASPIRE, the US space agency announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:48:45

China builds quality assurance system for Beidou applications

Several testing and certification organizations in China have initiated the development of a quality assurance system for the BeiDou navigation application, the Xinhua News agency reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/17 20:03:39

Ukraine plans to launch first satellite into orbit in 2018

Ukraine plans to launch its first satellite "Lybid" into orbit next year, the State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU) announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 3:43:38