Moon dust causing threat for lunar exploration

A return to the Moon could be hampered by dust, a poorly-understood threat to machines and people alike, it has been revealed.

`China wants greater presence in space`

China is seeking a greater presence in space, said a state-run Chinese daily.

China aims for next moon orbit shot this year

China will launch its second lunar exploration probe by the end of 2010, boosting the country`s effort to rise as a space power eventually capable of landing on the moon, official media said on Friday.