News - February 2014

A Rabbit In Trouble

February 4, 2014

In mid-December the Chinese successfully landed the Chang’e 3 (‘Moon Goddess’) spacecraft on the Moon, becoming the first lunar soft landing since 1976. Its 140kg lunar rover passenger is...Read More

Very Special Solar Eclipse

Very Special Solar Eclipse

February 4, 2014

Coinciding with Chinese New Year, this New Moon was also associated with a special solar eclipse, but it wasn’t visible from Earth...Read More

Artist impression of a star system

Year of the Horse

February 4, 2014

We have entered the Chinese Year of the Horse, which in 2014-15 has 383 days (31 Jan 2014 to 17 Feb 2015). Chinese months always start at New Moon, and each year also begins on a New Moon, so...Read More