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Earth from Space - Shanghai, China

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over Shanghai, China. One of the most populous cities in the world and home to over 24 million people, the city is visible in the lower right of the image just above the Yangtze River mouth.

Earth from Space: Beijing, China

Today, 16 February, upwards of 20% of the world's population will be celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival.

SpaceRef and NASAWatch editor Keith Cowing was interviewed live on China Global Television Network last night about the 5 year agreement that China and Russia have reached regarding various aspects of space exploration.

ESA astronauts Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti joined 16 Chinese astronauts in August 2017 for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai.

Thomas Pesquet: A colourful lake at high altitude in the remote eastern reaches of China

Sentinel-2A takes us over northwestern China near the border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in this false-colour image.

Two Chinese astronauts, Chen Dong and Jing Haipeng, landed safely in north China's Inner Mongolia region on Friday after spending 30 days in the Tiangong-2 space laboratory.

Earth from Space: Shanghai

The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015. As well as the country's most populous city - with over 24 million people - this global financial centre is also the site of the world's busiest container ports owing to its strategic location on the Yangtze River Delta.

Earth from Space: Poyang Lake, China

Southern China's Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country. Located in Jiangxi province, this lake is an important habitat for migrating Siberian cranes, many of which spend the winter there.

In 2013, Chang'e-3, an unmanned lunar mission, touched down on the northern part of the Imbrium basin, one of the most prominent of the lava-filled impact basins visible from Earth.

Earth from Space: Qingdao, China

This impressive false-colour image features the city of Qingdao and its surroundings, in China's eastern Shandong province.

Orbital View of Numerous Fires in China

In China, there is a peak in fire activity in October after the maize harvest, although most of the fire activity occurs in June after the wheat harvest.

Earth From Space: Tianjin, China

The Chinese city of Tianjin is captured in this Sentinel-1A radar image created by combining three scans over several months.

This Envisat image captures Asia's diverse topography, altitude and climate with the snow-sprinkled Himalayan Mountains marking the barrier between the peaks of the Tibetan Plateau (top) in Central Asia and the plains of Nepal, Buthan and India in the Indian subcontinent.

Megadunes and Desert Lakes in China

In China's Badain Jaran Desert, dozens of lakes mingle with the tallest sand dunes in the world.

Haze over Eastern China As Seen From Space

A thick layer of haze blanketed the North China Plain on October 9, 2014, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image at 2:50 Coordinated Universal Time (10:50 a.m. local time).

This Envisat image captures Asia's diverse topography, altitude and climate with the snow-sprinkled Himalayan Mountains marking the barrier between the peaks of the Tibetan Plateau (top) in Central Asia and the plains of Nepal, Buthan and India in the Indian subcontinent.

An article entitled "Geologic characteristics of the Chang'E-3 exploration region"was published online for SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy on January 21, 2014.

Much of the world was watching the Chang'e 3 landing in northern Mare Imbrium at 13:10 UTC Dec. 14, 2013. NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) was watching too.

Video of Chang'e-3 Descent and Landing

This video shows the descent and landing of China's Chang'e-3 on the Moon yesterday.

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