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China to build Mars simulation base

China to build Mars simulation base

China has revealed plans to build a simulation Mars base in the Qaidam Basin of its Qinghai province in the northwestern part of the country.

Revealing the plans, Chinese authorities said the simulation Mars base will act as an educational experience of future settlements on the Red Planet.

The location of the Qaidam Basin has been selected because the landscape and the climatic conditions there are quite similar to those that are found on the Red Planet. The more than 95,000-square kilometer area is actually a desert with harsh dry conditions.

China Stars 200-day Self-sustaining Space Station Experiment

China Stars 200-day Self-sustaining Space Station Experiment

Chinese researchers have started 200-day self-sustaining project under name Lunar Palace I. Four students from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics will be staying for 200 days under conditions similar to those in space. The experiment for 200-day self-sustaining stay has been started after conducting a similar experiment for 60 days. China is trying hard to improve its position in space exploration technologies.

Chinese Vlogger Zhang accidentally poisons herself with Agave Plant during livestreaming

Chinese Vlogger Zhang accidentally poisons herself with Agave Plant during livestreaming

Popular Chinese Vlogger Zhang was livestreaming about uses of aloe vera but accidentally poisoned herself as she mistook Agave plant for aloe vera. During the livestream named as ‘Aloe Vera Feast’, Zhang took a bite from Agave plant. Soon after biting from Agave leaf, 26-year old Zhang felt the side effects.

China launches X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars

China launches X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars

China’s recently launched X-ray space telescope will enable scientists to observe and learning about pulsars, gamma-ray bursts and black holes.

The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope was launched using a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, which is located in the northwest the Gobi Desert, at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The cutting-edge space telescope is expected to help scientists better understand the evolution of black holes, gamma-ray bursts and the interiors of pulsars.

China’s Micius Mission Sets New Grounds in Quantum Science

China’s Micius Mission Sets New Grounds in Quantum Science

China launched Micius satellite last August from the Gobi desert and the project has broken an important quantum physics record by beaming entangled photons from space to our planet. The satellite has been successful in beaming entangled photons nearly 300 miles away from Earth to two receiving stations. The idea has been theorized for quite some time but this is the first time that it has been tested by Micius mission. The two base stations are separated by the distance of 1,200 kilometers and the research team was able to separate the entangled photon pairs.

China & Europe’s ‘Moon village’ could boost lunar mining, space tourism

China & Europe’s ‘Moon village’ could boost lunar mining, space tourism

As Chinese authorities recently confirmed their ongoing talks with the European Space Agency (ESA) about collaborating on a human settlement on the Moon, some experts have predicted that it could boost lunar mining and space tourism sometime in the future.

Chinese space agency’s secretary general Tian Yulong told reporters that they were discussing the possibility of launching a combined effort with ESA to establish a “Moon Village” to use it as a potential launching pad for deeper space missions.

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Neanderthals inhabited China before arrival of modern humans: Study

The Neanderthals inhabited China before arrival of modern humans: study

A fresh analysis of two skulls found in central China back in 2007 and 2014 has shed light on the ancient humans who inhabited the region before the arrival of modern humans.

While the Neanderthals’ existence in Europe and western Asia before the arrival of Homo sapiens has long been known to scientists, knowledge of equivalent populations of the Neanderthals in East and Central Asia has been scarce.

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New ape species named after Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker

New ape species named after Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker

A newly discovered ape species, which lives in eastern parts of Myanmar and southwestern China, has been named after Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker.

The skywalker hoolock gibbon is also called the Gaoligong hoolock gibbon as the species has been found in the area of Mt. Gaoligong on the Myanmar-China border.

The biologists explained that the Jedi ape is apart from his fellow gibbons mainly due to the shape of its eyebrows and the color of its eye rings. They are also genetically different.

China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017

China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017

Dealing a critical blow to the illegal practice of elephant poaching, Chinese authorities have decided to ban all trade in ivory or any products made of ivory by the end of 2017.

Currently, China is the world’s biggest ivory market, and the decision to ban ivory trade has been taken by authorities after years of intensifying international as well as domestic pressure from wildlife protection advocates.

Carter Roberts, the president of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), welcomed the decision, calling a “game changer” for conserving the largest land animal on Earth.

Chinese officials seize 3.4 tons of illegally trafficked pangolin scales

Chinese officials seize 3.4 tons of illegally trafficked pangolin scales

Chinese Customs officials seized more than three tons of illegally trafficked animal parts taken from the bodies of dead pangolins at a port in Shanghai, and arrested three people in connection with the case.

According to the China News Service, customer officers found illegally trafficked pangolin scales of the endangered species on 10th of December in a container of 101 bags that were imported from Africa among declared timbers.

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