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2009-03-02 06:30:00

On Sunday, China ended a 16-month lunar mission by intentionally crashing its probe into the moon. According to Xinhua News Agency, the Chang'e 1 lunar satellite collided with the moon mid-afternoon Beijing time. The Chang'e 1, which is named for the moon goddess, was under remote control by two observation stations in east China's Qingdao and Kashgar, a small city in northwest China. The lunar probe surveyed the surface of the moon using stereo radar. Originally launched in October 2007, the...

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2007-11-01 16:05:00

BEIJING -- Over a few short months, Japan, China, and India will all have lunar probes orbiting the moon, sparking talk of a new space race in Asia. China, for one, takes exception at that characterization. On Thursday, a top official in its secretive military-backed lunar explorer program defended the probe launched last week as an innovation that is part of a future wave of cooperation, not competition, in outer space. "It's all peaceful," said Pei Zhaoyu, assistant director of the Lunar...