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China Launches SJ-10 Retrievable Space Science Probe[Apr 06, 2016]

China put into space a retrievable scientific research satellite in the early hours of Wednesday in a fresh bid to aid scientists back on Earth in studying microgravity and space life science. In a cloud of brown smoke, the satellite, SJ-10, roared into the air on the back of a Long March 2-D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's gobi desert.

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Chinese Astronomers Offer New Insight on Star Formation[Jan 29, 2016]

Chinese astronomers have discovered newborn stars arising in clusters as they "adopt" interstellar gases, providing a new explanation for how stars form. Astronomers have long thought clusters could only form stars in bulk at once in the first millions of years of their "lives". However, recent discoveries of multiple star populations at different ages in clusters have made astronomers question the conventional theory of star birth.

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Chinese Scientists Make Ebola Breakthrough[Jan 15, 2016]

Scientists have discovered how the Ebola virus enters cells and infects humans, marking a major breakthrough in the battle against the virus after the deadly outbreak in West Africa in March 2014. The research, published by the scientific journal "Cell", provides a theoretical basis for the prevention and control of Ebola, offering a new direction for drug development.

DAMPE;dark matter;Wukong;satellite

New Satellite to Shed Light on Invisible Dark Matter[Dec 17, 2015]

China on Thursday sent into space the country's first space telescope in a fresh search for signals of dark matter, invisible material that scientists say makes up most of the universe's mass. The Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) Satellite, which has been given the moniker "Wukong" after the Monkey King from the Chinese classical fiction "Journey to the West," was launched at 8:12 a.m. Thursday on a Long March 2-D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

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China Launches World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Hunting Probe[Dec 17, 2015]

China has launched a satellite designed to shed on light on one of the most intriguing mysteries of the universe – dark matter. The probe, renamed "Wukong" - or Monkey King - shortly before launch, blasted off on a Long March 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia at 00:12 UTC on Thursday, December 17(08:12 Beijing time).

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Chinese Astronomers Shed New Light on Black Hole Emissions[Nov 27, 2015]

Chinese astronomers have discovered a new explanation for how black holes form and project jets of matter, marking one of the most significant findings in the field this year. The formation of relativistic jets - streams of matter emitted nearing the speed of light - and accretion - the accumulation of cosmic dust particles near a black hole - remain one of the biggest mysteries of astrophysics.

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