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Tsinghua University to Study Gamma-ray Bursts by Microsatellites[Sep 25, 2017]

China's Tsinghua University has unveiled a plan to launch 24 microsatellites between 2018 and 2023 to detect short Gamma-ray bursts and help the study of gravitational waves. Short Gamma-ray bursts are considered to be electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by violent collisions in the universe predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Mars probe;payload;Mars

Mars Probe to Carry 13 Types of Payload on 2020 Mission[Sep 21, 2017]

China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. China plans to send a spacecraft to orbit, land and deploy a rover on Mars in 2020. The probe will be launched on a Long March-5 carrier rocket from the Wenchang space launch center in southern China's Hainan Province.

Mars probe;Mars

China's Mars Mission 'Going Smoothly', Chief Designer Says[Sep 20, 2017]

China is on track to launch its first Mars probe around 2020, with the plan to retrieve soil and rock samples before 2030, according to the mission's chief designer, ZHANG Rongqiao. The probe will consist of three parts — an orbiter, lander and rover — and will include 13 pieces of test equipment, seven on the orbiter and six on the rover.

hippocampus;memory;cerebral cortex;sensory responses

Hong Kong Scientists Unveil New Functions of Hippocampus[Sep 19, 2017]

Researchers from the University of Hong Kong on Monday announced the discovery of new functions of the hippocampus, an area responsible for memory and navigation in the brain. The findings have recently been published in the prestigious international academic journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).


China to Launch More BeiDou-3 Satellites in 2017[Sep 19, 2017]

By the end of this year, two more groups of BeiDou-3 satellites will be sent into space, said Ran Chengqi of state-owned Beidou Navigation Satellite System on Monday at a high-tech forum. The satellite navigation system will provide services for Belt and Road countries around 2018, and form a complete global satellite navigation system by 2020.

China's space station;space station;all mankind

China's Space Station Will Serve All Mankind: Experts[Sep 18, 2017]

Unlike the International Space Station (ISS), which excludes China from participating in its activities, China's future space station will offer foreign scientists opportunities to carry out their research, in an effort to push mankind deeper into outer space than ever before.


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