Science fiction film The Wandering Earth was a smash hit in China. Photo: China Film Group Corp

Science fiction research institute opens in China, as business booms

  • Chinese market for sci-fi publications grew more than 83 per cent last year to US$256 million
  • School is a ‘dream come true for science fiction researchers’, says academic and published writer Li Yi
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Science fiction film The Wandering Earth was a smash hit in China. Photo: China Film Group Corp
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Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve. Photo: AFP

Chinese astronomers discover ‘impossibly massive’ black hole LB-1

  • Scientists from National Astronomical Observatory of China say find has 70 times the mass of the sun, even though physics says that is impossible
  • Black hole found using world’s largest galaxy scanner, the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope in northern China
Topic |   China science

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Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve. Photo: AFP
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