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China launches its first X-ray space telescope

BEIJING: China successfully launched on Thursday its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, state media reported.  A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-tonne telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert at 11:00 am (3:00 GMT), according to the official Xinhua news agency. The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), named Insight, will allow Chinese scientists to observe magnetic fields and the interiors of pulsars and better…

30 bodies of PK-661 plane crash victims identified

ISLAMABAD: In all, total 30 bodies including Junaid Jamshed’s out of 47 victims of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that crashed into a hillside north of Islamabad en route to the capital from Chitral, were identified, ARY News reported on Thursday. However, 17 more bodies were yet to be identified, official sources confirmed. State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has already said that the process of body identification was likely to complete by…