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Solar 'Impulse' Plane Arrives in China

A solar-powered Swiss airplane arrived in China as part of the fifth leg of its around-the-world journey without any fuel. The plane touched down in Chongqing, some 20 hours after leaving Myanmar. The carbon fiber single-seater Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has a 72-meter wingspan, which is longer than the wingspan of a Boeing 747, and weighs about as much as a car. The 17,000 solar cells built into the wings harness the sun's energy, allowing it to fly through the night. "Solar...

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