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Data processing lab to be built for FAST telescope

Guizhou Province plans to build a data processing laboratory for China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, local authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 13:51:34

China launches remote sensing satellites

China launched remote sensing satellites at 3:44 a.m.(Beijing Time) Tuesday on a Long March-2C carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 9:17:30

China aims to become world-leading cyber power by 2035

China will advance the development of information technology and spread internet applications in coming years, with the aim of becoming a world-leading cyber power by 2035, a senior official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/25 22:06:00

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 12:14 pm Saturday Beijing Time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/23 15:14:19

First-seen gravitational wave event named Science's Breakthrough of the Year

The first observations of a neutron-star merger in both gravitational waves and light were named on Thursday by the influential US journal Science as 2017's Breakthrough of the Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/22 8:53:09

NASA picks 2 finalists for next robotic solar system mission

US space agency NASA announced Wednesday that it has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020 to explore the solar system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/21 9:16:46

Next-generation GRACE satellites begin final preparations for launch

A pair of next-generation GRACE satellites, Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites, is now at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the US state of California, to begin final preparations for launch next spring, NASA has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 8:03:19

China plans remote sensing satellites over South China Sea

China's southern island province of Hainan has unveiled a satellite launch plan to assist remote sensing coverage over the South China Sea.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 16:01:21

AI reveals first distant solar system rivaling our own in planet number

Scientists announced on Thursday they have found, for the first time, an eighth planet in a distant star system, tying it with our own solar system for having the most known planets.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:51:22

Mysterious interstellar object to be tested for signs it was made by aliens

This week, scientists are preparing to study a mysterious cigar-shaped object, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.
Source: | 2017/12/13 22:42:32

Galileo satellite launch brings Europe's navigation network closer to completion

Europe launched four more Galileo navigation satellites on an Ariane 5 rocket Tuesday, bringing its navigation system just one step away from completion next year, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:19:46

China's FAST identifies three new pulsars

The China-based FAST, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has discovered three new pulsars, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 14:31:57

Trump signs directive sending US astronauts back to moon

US President Donald Trump on Monday signed his administration's first space policy directive, formally directing the US space agency NASA to send astronauts back to the moon and eventually Mars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 7:05:58

China launches communication satellite for Algeria

China launched Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1, into a preset orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan early Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 7:18:06

NASA deploys CubeSat for astronomy

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) recently deployed a tiny satellite called CubeSat from the International Space Station for astronomy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 10:18:47

Super-Earth size planet able to support life found 111 Lightyears from Earth

A team of Canadian and European astronomers has discovered that a distant exoplanet known as K2-18b may be a scaled up version of Earth, capable of holding liquid water and thus having the potential to host alien life.
Source: | 2017/12/7 19:45:16

Astronomers observe most-distant known supermassive black hole

Astronomers have uncovered the farthest known supermassive black hole, which is 800 million times the mass of our Sun.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 16:36:53

China plans robot moon base

Scientists are mulling a robot moon station, Chinese space experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 22:48:39