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Moon Photo Mystery Solved

Recently, the Chinese government has had to defend its moon photographs against allegations that the pictures were plagiarized. Sleuthing on the part of blogger Emily Lakdawalla might put these doubts to rest. From MSNBC’s...

Moon Photo Mystery Solved – Alan Boyle

Recently, the Chinese government has had to defend its moon photographs against allegations that the pictures were plagiarized. Sleuthing on the part of blogger Emily Lakdawalla might put these doubts to rest. From MSNBC’s Cosmic Log: In the week since the picture was released amid much fanfare in Beijing, there have been widespread rumors that […]

Chinese Netizens On The Hunt For Truth – Pang Li

From China.org.cn: The Internet, as a relatively young form of mass communication, has radically changed Chinese people’s lives and their ways of looking at the world. There has emerged a trend where in Internet debates Chinese netizens, whether they agree or disagree with what they read, will seriously and professionally try to find proof supporting […]

China PM Hails Probe’s First Moon Photo – AFP

Chang’e I, China’s recently launched lunar probe, has delivered it’s first photo of the moon, providing Wen Jiabao opportunity to wax poetic about the future of China’s space exploration efforts. From AFP: “Chinese people’s dream of flying to the moon for more than 1,000 years is beginning to materialise,” Wen said in a speech carried […]

China’s Space Effort Undergoing a Sea Change – MSNBC.com

“Beijing makes plans for new rockets, island spaceport, barge transport,” from MSNBC.com For its first week in space, China’s lunar orbiter circled Earth in elongated orbits with ever-increasing high points. Like a child in a swing pumping both legs to fly higher, the Chang’e spacecraft repeatedly fired its small thrusters to test its steering before […]

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