China launches X-rays space telescope

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June 15, 2017
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China in a bid to promote its space operations has launched X-rays space telescope, enabling the scientists of the country to learn more deeply about black holes, pulsars, and gamma-ray bursts.

According to the official Xinhua news agency, “A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-tonne telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert”.

The X-ray space telescope is named as “insight”. The scientists of the China are hopeful that with this new telescope they will be able to learn more deeply about the magnetic fields and how a black hole form and evolve.

The agency also said that “Insight is expected to push forward the development of space astronomy and improve space X-ray detection technology in China”.

China has been improving its space technology from the day it launched its first satellite into space. The country has long announced that by 2022 it will be having its own crewed space station in outer space.

Furthermore, China has also recently opened laboratory named as Lunar Palace to give people an idea of moon’s environment.

Moving forward, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is also planning to launch super-fast internet satellites into space in 2019. A total of 4,425 satellites will be sent to outer space.

According to the company, it will be launching prototypes first to check the feasibility of this project.

These prototypes will be used to demonstrate that the custom-built craft is capable of providing fast internet for Earth Dwellers.

Feature Image Source: AFP

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