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2005-12-29 08:20:00

China's plans to send a spacecraft around the moon have reached a new stage, with the unmanned orbiter and rocket entering production and testing, China's top aerospace official said on Thursday.

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2005-06-08 13:25:00

Thanks to measurements by the D-CIXS X-ray spectrometer, ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft has made the first ever unambiguous remote-sensing detection of calcium on the Moon.

2004-11-29 12:00:17

China to accomplish lunar probe program in 13 years: chief lunarscientist BO'AO, Hainan, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- China is now capable of probing the moon and will complete an unmanned lunar probe programin 13 years.

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2004-11-25 08:12:19

China will launch its lunar orbiter Chang'e 1 to explore the moon's environment and study the thickness of its soil by the end of 2007, according to a senior space official.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.