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US scientists deliver formal proof of famous Kepler Conjecture

An international team of mathematicians led by University of Pittsburgh mathematician Thomas Hales has delivered a formal proof of the Kepler conjecture, a famous problem in discrete geometry that had gone unsolved for more than 300 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 8:28:25

New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit

A broadcasting satellite, which was launched aboard the Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 12:11 a.m. Monday, failed to enter the preset orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/19 17:30:21

China to 'plant' potatoes on the moon

Scientists in China have unveiled multiple tasks they plan to carry out as part of the lunar exploration program at the just-concluded Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017) in Beijing.
Source: China Plus | 2017/6/18 17:56:53

China's quantum satellite achieves "spooky action" at record distance

A team of Chinese scientists have realized the satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs over 1,200 kilometers. The photon pairs were demonstrated to be still entangled after travelling long distances.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/17 12:40:26

China receives data from first X-ray space telescope

China Friday received the first package of data from its x-ray space telescope launched Thursday, according to the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 21:38:15

China to launch four more probes before 2021

China will launch a further four space probes before 2021 as part of the efforts to develop space science, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 13:27:17

China's cargo spacecraft completes second in-orbit refueling

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their second in-orbit refueling at 6:28 p.m. Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 8:28:37

China launches space telescope to search for black holes, pulsars

China launched its first X-ray space telescope to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, via a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 13:26:36

Fly high: Chinese solar drone "Rainbow" reaches near space

China's Caihong (CH), or Rainbow, solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the country's first near-space solar drone, has successfully conducted a flight at an altitude of 20 km.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 9:56:17

BDS Precise Service System covers over 300 Chinese cities

The Precise Service System of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has been used in creating 317 smart cities in China, according to the Smart BDS Precise Application Summit opened on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/13 10:35:46

Study reveals global hotspots of established alien species

Hotspots of established alien plant and animal species were found mainly in island and coastal mainland regions, according to a study released Monday by the Durham University.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/13 8:11:07

Simulator to show Americans total solar eclipse 2017

A simulator from the Eclipse Megamovie Project, a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley, and Google Inc, was introduced Monday to show Americans what the total solar eclipse in late summer will look like from where they live.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/13 7:30:19

China's manned submersible Jiaolong completes 151th dive

Jiaolong completed its 151th dive on Sunday since 2009.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/12 11:03:54

Chinese vessel departs for maritime missions monitoring spacecraft

China's tracking vessel Yuanwang-7 departed from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province Friday to go on four missions of spacecraft monitoring.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/9 19:39:24

China reveals plans for R&D of reusable carrier rocket

China has developed two plans for reusable carrier rockets and made breakthroughs in key technologies, a move analysts said could boost China's competitiveness in reusable carrier rocket technology in the global market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 21:23:39

China to open space station to scientists worldwide

China will open its space station to scientists worldwide after the station is completed around 2022, according to a Chinese space expert.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/8 20:30:55

US vice president welcomes new astronaut candidates in Houston

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday welcomed 12 new astronauts while visiting the NASA Johnson Space Center here.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/8 16:20:42

China to provide more opportunities to private companies for space exploration

China will offer more opportunities for private companies to participate in lunar and Mars exploration, a space exploration official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/8 16:18:51