China launches 1st X-ray space telescope to study black holes

China successfully launched its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), named ‘Insight,’ was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi desert.

It was delivered into orbit, 550km (341 miles) above the Earth, by the Long March-4B rocket. Beijing aims to send a probe to the dark side of the moon by 2018 and to put astronauts on the moon by 2036.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The capital of China is  Beijing and its Currency is Renminbi.
  • The President of China is Xi Jinping.
  • Xichang Satellite Launch Cente is in China.
Source- The Indian Express

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