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China launches astronomy satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 20, 2015, 1:17 PM ET (1817 GMT)
Long March 2D launch of DAMPE (Xinhua) China launched a satellite Thursday to search for dark matter. A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 7:12 pm EST Wednesday (0012 GMT, 8:12 am Beijing time Thursday) and placed the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. The spacecraft, also known as Wukong, will study cosmic rays, seeking potential signatures of dark matter.
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