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Chinese scientists' pursuit of cosmic rays opens windows on universe

In the wilderness of Daocheng, southwest China's Sichuan Province, 4,400 meters above sea level, Chinese scientists are constructing a cosmic ray observation station on an area equivalent to 200 soccer fields.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/23 17:15:43

China's private reusable rocket to be launched in 2021

A Chinese reusable carrier rocket that uses liquid oxygen-methane propellants made its first public appearance Friday at the ongoing 2019 Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/22 10:07:33

China launches new communication technology experiment satellite

China sent a new communication technology experiment satellite into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province late Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/18 10:52:19

2019 Yaocheng (Taiyuan) International General Aviation Show opens in Shanxi

Aircrafts stage a performance at the 2019 Yaocheng (Taiyuan) International General Aviation Show in Qingxu County, Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Oct. 11, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/12 13:31:52

FAST closely monitoring unknown repetitive fast radio burst

Chinese scientists are paying close attention to a repeating fast radio burst by making follow-up observations during the country's National Day holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 8:49:48

China launches HD observation satellite

China sent its observation satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province at 2:51 a.m. Saturday (Beijing Time).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/5 11:25:16

China's "Super Microscope" starts new experiments to explore microworld secrets

The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), located in Dongguan City, south China's Guangdong Province, began a new round of user operation Thursday, with 57 experiments on new materials to be conducted in the next four months.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/28 13:10:40

China launches new satellite for environment detection

China sent a new satellite into planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/25 15:38:52

China's lunar rover discovers mysterious substance on moon's far side

China's lunar rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, discovered an unidentified substance in an impact crater on the far side of the moon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/24 13:41:53

First fast tornado-detecting radar installed in East China

Coastal Jiangsu Province has installed China's first C-band phased array meteorological radar system, designed to quickly detect and monitor extreme weather including tornados, developers said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 19:38:40

Newly discovered comet likely "interstellar visitor", says NASA

A newly discovered comet appears to have originated from outside the solar system, said NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in a release.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/14 8:44:08

China's giant telescope picks up mysterious signals from deep space

Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts (FRB) - mysterious signals believed to be from a source about 3 billion light years from Earth - with the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 10:53:42

Implementation phase of China-funded Egyptian satellite project kicks off

Egyptian and Chinese teams announced Sunday the start of the implementation phase of the China-funded "MisrSat II" satellite project.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 11:01:59

NASA invites students to name Mars 2020 rover

US space agency NASA is inviting students across the United States to find a name for its next Mars rover mission, according to a latest release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/30 11:21:23

China's satellite tests pulsar navigation for future deep space exploration

Chinese scientists have conducted experiments on pulsar navigation with an X-ray space telescope, and the technology could be used in future deep space exploration and interplanetary or interstellar travel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/22 16:40:16

Commercial carrier rocket SD-1 makes maiden flight

China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending three satellites into planned orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 23:10:48

Russia Invents Self-Destroying Satellite to Resolve Space Debris Problem

At the moment, numerous items can be found in orbit around Earth, including fuel tanks and nuclear-powered satellites launched by the US and the former Soviet Union, various bolts and tools dropped by spacewalking astronauts, and many other details, travelling at some 17,500 mph (over 28,000 km/h).
Source: sputniknews.com | 2019/8/11 18:58:23

Boeing holds fresh discussions with Chinese airlines on 737 MAX

Boeing said it is hosting pilots, engineers and technical leaders from China's largest airlines for another series of open discussions this week about the 737 MAX, a move aimed at getting the airplane back on the sky.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/7 13:25:30