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CHINA SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES X-RAY SATELLITE

CHINA SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES X-RAY SATELLITE China’s first astronomical satellite, an x-ray telescope that will search the sky for black holes, neutron stars, and other extremely energetic phenomena, raced into orbit today after a morning launch from the Gobi Desert. The 2.5-ton Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), dubbed Insight according to the official Xinhua news agency, was carried aloft by a Long March-4B rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The newest of several x-ray telescope in space, the HXMT will observe some of the most turbulent processes in the universe.    More



(Source: Science Magazine - Jun 16)

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