Preliminary report on the landslide early warning on August 20, 2021, in Nangqian County, Qinghai Province, China

Nangqian is located on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau and stretches over a vast area from the southern Kunlun Mountains to the northern Tanggula Mountains. The county is the southern gate of Qinghai Province and is also a major pastoral region. Within the region, the terrain has high altitudes, deep gaping valleys and continuous tall mountains. … Read more

Forest found inside massive sinkhole in China

Placeholder while article actions load At the bottom of a sinkhole, ancient trees stretch nearly 130 feet high. Dense plants cover the ground, and a rare type of bamboo grows. Cave explorers discovered the hidden forest this month when they descended into a previously unexplored massive sinkhole in southern China’s Guangxi region. Researchers say the … Read more

China proposes alien planet mission to hunt habitable worlds

A proposed Chinese mission would look for nearby potentially habitable alien worlds by launching a spacecraft to make ultraprecise measurements of how orbiting planets make a star wobble. For this mission, called the Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES), scientists would use a method called micro-arcsecond relative astrometry. This technique involves taking ultraprecise measurements of the … Read more

China rolls out rocket for crewed Shenzhou 14 mission ahead of Saturday launch (video, photos)

China is gearing up to send the third crew to its new Tiangong space station, with launch set for late Saturday (June 4) US Eastern time. The Shenzhou 14 spacecraft, sitting atop a Long March 2F rocket, was rolled out to its pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Sunday (May 29), according to China’s … Read more

China is looking for ‘other Earths’ to colonize

China has announced its first plans to search the stars for nearby habitable planets that could one day expand humanity’s “living space” across the Milky Way. In the project, called Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES), officials propose launching a 3.9-foot-aperture (1.2 meters) space telescope roughly 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) to a gravitationally stable Lagrange … Read more

Scientists discover an ancient forest inside a giant sinkhole in China

An aerial photo taken in April 2020 shows the scenery of a giant karst sinkhole in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A similar sinkhole was found earlier this month with an ancient forest at the bottom with trees towering over 100 feet tall. Xinhua News Agency / Getty Images Cave explorers stumbled upon a prehistoric … Read more

A giant sinkhole in China has an ancient forest growing inside : NPR

An aerial photo taken in April 2020 shows the scenery of a giant karst sinkhole in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A similar sinkhole was found earlier this month with an ancient forest at the bottom with trees towering over 100 feet tall. Xinhua News Agency / Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Xinhua News … Read more

China sinkhole found with ancient forest, tall plants at the bottom

Cave explorers in southern China may have found the modern-day equivalent of The Lost World. At the bottom of the newly discovered 630-foot deep sinkhole lies a hidden forest, lush with shoulder-high flora and tall trees. Researchers also think there may be new species of animals and plants within the sinkhole, which is made up … Read more

China to launch Tianwen 2 asteroid-sampling mission in 2025

China plans to launch its second-ever deep space exploration effort in 2025, according to the country’s chief designer Tianwen 1 Mars mission. Zhang Rongqiao told China Central Television on May 13 that the Tianwen 2 asteroid probe has entered the engineering development stage. “The components are undergoing comprehensive testing,” Zhang said, speaking one day before … Read more

Enormous Sinkhole With Ancient Forest Inside Discovered in China

An enormous sinkhole with an ancient forest inside has been discovered by cave explorers in China. The sinkhole in Leye County, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is 630 feet deep and home to primitive trees that are growing as tall as 131 feet, the Xinhua news agency reported. The hole appears to be a … Read more