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China develops unique heat-resistant material for hypersonic aircraft

Chinese scientists have developed a new heat-resistant material for hypersonic aircraft, as it can endure over 3,000 C from friction caused by a Mach 5-20 flight within the atmosphere.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:47:22

China's cosmic ray observatory starts scientific observation

An observatory for detecting cosmic rays in southwest China's Sichuan Province recently began scientific observation as it launched operation of its first set of detectors, scientists said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/28 13:22:06

Newly-launched BeiDou satellite enters orbit

A newly-launched satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) entered its preset orbit Friday, according to Xi'an Satellite Control Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/26 21:03:24

China to further promote space cooperation for UN sustainable development

China will further promote international space cooperation to make concrete contributions to the realization of sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, a senior official with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 18:15:50

China's planned space station to support hundreds of experiments

Science facilities on China's planned Tiangong space station could support hundreds of space research projects after it's completed in 2022.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 12:35:06

NASA's InSight lander detects 1st likely marsquake

NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely "marsquake," said a release of NASA on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 12:28:27

China's LinkSpace successfully launches reusable rocket to a new height

China's private rocket company LinkSpace successfully launched a reusable rocket in east China's Shandong Province on Friday. The RLV-T5 rocket flew to a height of 40 meters and then safely landed, in 30 seconds.
Source: CGTN | 2019/4/21 11:26:26

China launches new BeiDou satellite

China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 10:41 p.m. Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/21 8:17:47

China invites world scientists to explore asteroid, comet together

China on Thursday unveiled its plan to explore an asteroid and a comet, inviting scientists around the world to participate in the program.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 13:53:28

China opens Chang'e-6 mission for international payloads

China announced the cooperation plan for its future Chang'e-6 mission, offering to carry a total of 20-kg solicited payloads, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 20:07:11

China to enhance international space cooperation

China will promote aerospace development, strengthen international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man's peaceful utilization of outer space, said an official with China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 18:49:45

Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing

An Israeli spacecraft crashed on the moon Thursday evening during final touchdown, as its main engine stopped working.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 9:07:48

China's Chang'e-4 probe switches to dormant mode

The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe switched to dormant mode for the lunar night on Friday, with the rover traveling an accumulated 178.9 meters on the far side of the moon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 17:39:32

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy completes first commercial launch

The world's most powerful operational rocket completed its first commercial launch on Thursday, bringing a Saudi Arabian telecommunications satellite into the orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 14:24:33

Netizens inject joy into gravity of black hole

Astronomers with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project unveiled the first-ever close-up photo of a black hole late on Wednesday, which swiftly ignited the passion of Chinese net users and space fans, inspiring the creation of a multitude of memes across social media platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 22:18:28

First image of a black hole captured: astronomers

Astronomers said here Wednesday that they captured the first image of a black hole, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of an unseeable cosmic object and its shadow.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 10:10:24

Chinese astronomers support capturing first-ever image of black hole

Chinese astronomers have made contributions to a global effort to capture the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole at the heart of the distant galaxy M87.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 22:29:50

First image of a black hole captured -- astronomers

Astronomers said Wednesday that they captured the first image of a black hole, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of an unseeable cosmic object and its shadow.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 21:11:55