China launches x-ray space telescope

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China has just launched its first ever x-ray telescope into space.

Nick-named ‘Insight’, it’s job will be to search for black-holes, and help scientists to understand them better.

Black holes are pretty mysterious things, and so far scientists don’t really know much about them.

Using special x-ray technology, Insight will aim to study black holes and send its findings back to researchers here on Earth.

It will orbit the earth 550 kilometers above the planet and have an expected operating lifetime of 4 years. It will also conduct focused observations of black holes, neutron stars, and gamma ray bursts.

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