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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.

World 27 Oct 2020 | 1:16 AM

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of moon

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) - NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the moon, the agency announced on Monday.