China launches its first X-ray space Telescope

Posted on:15 Jun 2017 15:46:46
China launches its first X-ray space Telescope
15 June 2017 Current Affairs:

  • China successfully launched its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars, and gamma-ray bursts.

  • The 2.5-tonne telescope was sent into an orbit of 550 kilometers above Earth.

  • The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), named Insight will allow Chinese scientists to observe magnetic fields and the interiors of pulsars and better understand the evolution of black holes.

  • Last month, China opened a "Lunar Palace" laboratory on Earth to simulate a moon-like environment and house students for up to 200 days as the country prepares for its long-term goal of sending humans to the natural satellite.


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