A Long March-2D rocket carrying the Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
A Long March-2D rocket carrying the Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
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China’s ASO-S satellite lifts off for closer look at the sun’s eruptions

  • The space telescope will orbit the Earth to monitor solar storms that are expected to reach a peak in 2025
  • The probe is one of a number of new telescopes focusing in on the sun’s activity

A Long March-2D rocket carrying the Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
A Long March-2D rocket carrying the Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
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