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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

China's in-orbit cargo spacecraft releases CubeSat

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft on Tuesday successfully released a cube satellite (CubeSat) while in orbit, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/2 15:58:13

China to preload BeiDou for most motorcycles by 2018

Most motorcycles made in China are expected to be preloaded with BeiDou navigation system by 2018, according to a meeting on the promotion of BeiDou on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 8:23:52

Int'l team lends credence to "cold dark matter" model

An international team of cosmologists has used data from the intergalactic medium, namely the vast, largely empty space between galaxies, to narrow down what dark matter could be and cast doubt on a relatively new theory called "fuzzy dark matter."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/27 7:45:31

Ready for action

A Soyuz MS-05 rocket, which will take NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Russian cosmonaut commander Sergei Ryazansky to the International Space Station, awaits its launch, scheduled on Friday, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 23:43:39

Chinese scientists make new breakthrough in quantum communication

Chinese scientists have made another breakthrough in quantum communication, demonstrating long-distance free-space quantum key distribution during daylight.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:31:24

Holograms may help search for life signs in space: new study

A technique called digital holographic microscopy, which uses lasers to record 3-D images, may help scientists spot extraterrestrial microbes, according to a NASA's new research.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:20:27

Europe finds cause of Galileo's faulty clocks

Investigators have uncovered the problems behind the failure of atomic clocks onboard satellites belonging to the beleaguered Galileo satellite navigation (satnav) system, the European Commission said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/21 19:30:25

Gigantic 'alien mothership' spotted by International Space Station

Footage has emerged of what leading UFO researchers believe to be an alien "mothership" - the mammoth craft was spotted on NASA's live feed of the space region adjacent to the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/7/20 19:23:10

Russia's Soyuz-2.1a rocket delivers 73 satellites into orbits: Roscosmos

A Russian Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle successfully delivered record-breaking 73 satellites into three different orbits on Friday, Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 8:51:36