China promises its new satellite will only spy on ocean temperatures

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After watching the United States and Russia become the two biggest space superpowers for over half a century, China played a game of catchup over the past decade or so. The country has rapidly closed the gap between it and the other space-faring nations, and the recent launch of Long March-2C rocket is just the latest example of that.

The rocket, which took off from Taiyuan space center in north China, carried with it a powerful new observational satellite which will gaze back down to Earth. No, this mission isn't an effort to strengthen China's military capabilities, at least according to Chinese officials — this new satellite will instead be studying the oceans.

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