Construction of a 65-meter-diameter radio telescope started Tuesday in Shanghai, an official from one of funders said Wednesday. The telescope, a form of directional radio antenna used in radio astronomy, will be used in tracking and collecting data from satellites and space probes including Chinese astronomical projects like Chang'e lunar probe, YH-1 Mars exploration and other deep space explorations, said Zhan Wenlong, deputy dean of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
A team of Chinese astronomers have discovered a giant planet close to the exotic binary star system QS Virginis. Although dormant now, in the future the two stars will one day erupt in a violent nova outburst. Professor Shengbang Qian of Yunnan Observatory leads the team of scientists who report their work in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
World’s first somatic cell cloned fish and transgenic fish, produced by Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHB) were listed among Hubei Top 60 recognizable events with Hubei Daily Media Group on Dec.16, 2009.
Chinese scientists are lobbying for greater government support for a groundbreaking project that would see the launch of a satellite to investigate mysterious dark matter in space. The Center for Space Science and Applied Research (CSSAR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was focusing on developing China's first astronomical satellite to prove the existence of dark matter.
Dr. WANG Yifang, Deputy Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) singed a strategic cooperation agreement with the State High-tech Industry Development Zone, Shandong Province on December 10th. A superconducting magnet technology center was jointly set up by IHEP and the High-tech Zone in Weifang City, Shandong Province.
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