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The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) spacecraft Einstein Probe lifted off on a Chang Zheng (Long March) 2C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China at Jan. 9, 2024. With the successful launch, Einstein Probe began its mission to survey the sky and hunt for bursts of X-ray light from mysterious objects such as neutron stars and black holes. 

Einstein Probe is a collaboration led by CAS with the European Space Agency and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany. 

Image Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences