This screengrab from a video posted on YouTube by People’s Daily shows the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) launching from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia on Thursday morning. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China launches dark matter satellite to put DAMPE-ner on US goal of being first to unravel the secrets of the universe

Champions of the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), which took off from Inner Mongolia on Thursday morning, say the unique design will offset its diminutive size to beat ISS-supported AMS-02 to the prize

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This screengrab from a video posted on YouTube by People’s Daily shows the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) launching from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia on Thursday morning. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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