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World 05 Mar 2021 | 3:29 AM

Alien 'super-Earth' may offer clues about atmospheres on distant worlds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have spotted a planet orbiting a star relatively near our solar system that may offer a prime opportunity to study the atmosphere of a rocky Earth-like alien world - the type of research that could aid the hunt for extraterrestrial life.

World 06 Jan 2021 | 5:21 PM

Xinhua Commentary: China's FAST not a Tower of Babel but a sky eye for all

BEIJING, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Increasingly open to international cooperation, China is making its Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) platform available to the global scientific community.

World 04 Jan 2021 | 10:08 PM

Factbox: Fruits of Chang'e-4 probe on moon's far side in two years

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's Chang'e-4 probe, including the lander and the rover, has worked on the far side of the moon for more than two years. The rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, has traveled more than 600 meters.

World 18 Nov 2020 | 11:59 PM

China launches antenna array for Mars, moon missions

XI'AN, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- China has launched its first array of giant radio antennas to support missions to Mars and the moon, sources with the Xi'an Satellite Control Center said on Wednesday.