China is challenging many space agencies including India, including the US and the European Union. Recently, Chinese scientists made a big claim that the soil of the moon has the ability to generate oxygen and fuel.
China is challenging many space agencies including India, including the US and the European Union. Recently, Chinese scientists made a big claim that the soil of the moon has the ability to generate oxygen and fuel. Scientists came to this conclusion after analyzing the lunar soil brought by China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft. China is also working on Mars mission. Not only this, now it is preparing to launch its first big space telescope by the year 2023. Through this telescope, China wants to survey the space. Wants to explore galaxies and unravel the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. This telescope of China will directly compete with the Hubble Telescope of America and Europe and the recently launched James Webb Telescope.
According to space.com, Liu Jifeng, the deputy director of China’s National Astronomical Observatory, has told the news agency Xinhua that the Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST) is an optical and ultraviolet space observatory. It will have a 6.6-foot-diameter lens, which will make it a collision of the Hubble Space Telescope. Its resolution will be similar to Hubble, but it will be able to see 350 times more area.
This means that the Chinese Space Station Telescope will be able to see much more detail of the sky at one time than the 32-year-old Hubble Telescope. It is said that the mission life of this telescope will be 10 years and it will survey 40 percent of the sky with a 2.5 billion pixel camera. Meanwhile, the James Webb Space Telescope, which NASA has launched as a successor to Hubble, has a primary mirror with a diameter of 21.3 feet.
It is said that the Chinese Space Station Telescope ie CSST will have four more instruments for mapping the stars of our galaxy. They will also detect fast-moving things like comets and asteroids and will study giant black holes.
Significantly, China is rapidly advancing its space program. He is preparing his space station on the lines of International Space Station. Recently one of its cargo ships was docked with the under-construction space station. The cargo ship is supplying research equipment for the next crew and spare parts to maintain the station.
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