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China Outlines Roadmap for Deep Space Exploration[Apr 26, 2018]

China is planning four deep space exploration missions before 2030, including probes to Mars, asteroids and Jupiter. China would launch its first Mars probe in 2020, and plans to probe asteroids around 2022, followed by a probe in 2028 to bring Mars samples back to Earth. An exploration mission to the Jupiter system was planned around 2029.

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China to Launch New Earth Observation Satellite in May[Apr 26, 2018]

China is to launch Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite for Earth observation, at the beginning of May. The new satellite, capable of obtaining spectral information from ultraviolet to long-wave infrared radiation, can be used to survey inland waters and mineral resources. The satellite can also monitor air pollutants, greenhouse gases and aerosol particles.

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China Plans to Launch New Space Science Satellites Around 2020[Apr 26, 2018]

China is striving to send a group of new satellites into orbit around 2020, as part of the country's fast-expanding space science program. The satellites include a Sino-European joint mission known as "SMILE," the Einstein-Probe, the Water Cycle Observation Mission, and the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Coupling Exploration.

systemic lupus erythematosus;SLE;immune disorder

Researchers Find New Immune Disease Risk Genes[Apr 25, 2018]

Researchers from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Britain have found three new genes that are likely to cause immune disorders. The discovery of these risk genes will help people understand the genetic mechanisms of systemic lupus erythematosus. It will also shed light on the development of new drugs and clinical applications of gene study.

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China to Launch Chang'e-5 Lunar Probe in 2019[Apr 25, 2018]

China plans to launch the Chang'e-5 lunar probe next year, which is expected to bring lunar samples back to the Earth. The Chang'e-5 lunar probe will be very complex, containing four parts: an orbiter, a returner, an ascender and a lander. The lander will put moon samples in a vessel in the ascender after the Moon landing. Then the ascender will take off from the Moon to dock with the orbiter and the returner orbiting the Moon, and transfer the samples to the returner.

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China's Chang'e-4 Relay Satellite Named "Queqiao"[Apr 25, 2018]

The relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, which is expected to land on the far side of the Moon later this year, has been named "Queqiao" - magpie bridge. Together with the relay satellite, two microsatellites, developed by the Harbin Institute of Technology, will also be sent into orbit. The two microsatellites were named "Longjiang-1" and "Longjiang-2."


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