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China to Launch Satellite Seeking Dark Matter

Dec 17, 2015

 
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China is scheduled to launch a Dark Matter Particle Explorer Satellite at the end of this year.

The satellite, named "WU KONG", will observe the direction, energy and electric charge of high-energy particles in space in search of dark matter. DAMPE will have the widest observation spectrum and highest energy resolution of any dark matter probe in the world. And its carrier Long March 2-D rocket are fully prepared for the mission, after passing the inspection and approval of the CAS.

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