FAST, the world's most sensitive radio telescope, now concludes its 15-month listening session and starts to accept international proposals. Its next observing period will begin this August of 2021 and run through July of 2022 and scientists from around the world can take part. Proposals are accepted between March 31 to May 15, 2021.
Researchers from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and the University of Science and Technology of China, for the first time, revealed the effects of electronic angular momentum to a chemical reaction.
An international team, including researchers from National Astronomical Observatories of China, recently found that the stellar-mass black hole in the Cygnus X-1binary system has a mass 21 times the mass of the Sun and rotates at a speed close to the speed of light.
The latest observations from Insight-HXMT were published online in <EM>Nature Astronomy</EM> on Feb. 18. Insight-HXMT has discovered the very first X-ray burst associated with a fast radio burst (FRB) and has identified that it originated from soft-gamma repeater (SGR) J1935+2154, which is a magnetar in our Milky Way.
Even with the COVID-19-related small dip in global carbon emissions due to limited travel and other activities, the ocean temperatures continued a trend of breaking records in 2020. A new study led by the Institute of Atmospheric Physcis reported the highest ocean temperatures since 1955 from surface level to a depth of 2,000 meters.
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