14 December 2019
China is planning to look for planets near our solar system that can potentially support human life, but not for at least another decade. In a public lecture in Beijing on 12 November, the General Manager of space contractor China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) laid out China’s space exploration program for 2030 to 2045. It includes Mi Yin (“Searching Sound”), a plan that involves sending spacecraft to discover exoplanets and survey how habitable they are.
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