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fossil;forest;Devonian period

Chinese Scientists Discover Oldest Fossil Forest in Asia[Aug 09, 2019]

Chinese scientists discovered the oldest fossil forest in Asia, lending more clues to how those ancient plants evolved to become coal finally. The study reported the largest example of a patch of forest that grew in the Devonian period, which was 419 million to 359 million years ago.

Yutu-2;Lunar rover;moon

China's Lunar Rover Travels 271 Meters on Moon's Far Side[Aug 09, 2019]

China's lunar rover Yutu-2 has driven 271 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration on the virgin territory. Both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe switched to its dormant mode for the lunar night on Wednesday (Beijing time), according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

Kexue;green tide;marine ecological environment

China's Research Vessel Returns to Qingdao[Aug 08, 2019]

China's research vessel Kexue03 has completed an investigation of late enteromorpha green tide and returned to Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong Province, according to China Ocean News on Wednesday. The vessel departed Qingdao on July 19, with the mission of conducting investigation and research such as quantitative distribution, sedimentation and ecological effect on the late period of the green tide.

devilfish;robot;ocean

Chinese Scientists Develop Devilfish-shaped Soft Robot[Aug 07, 2019]

Chinese researchers in Northwestern Polytechnical University have developed a biomimetic robot in the shape of a manta ray, or devilfish, that can flap its wings and slide underwater. The researchers created the bionic soft robot prototype modeled on the shape and motion of a manta ray.

oceanic research vessel;Dayang;research vessel

China Delivers New Oceanic Research Vessel[Aug 05, 2019]

China has delivered a new self-developed oceanic research vessel. The vessel named Dayang (Ocean) is designed by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. It is a modernized long-range research vessel for comprehensive investigation of marine resources.

micro lunar orbiter;Longjiang-2

China's Micro Lunar Orbiter Crashes into Moon Under Control[Aug 05, 2019]

China's micro lunar orbiter Longjiang-2 has crashed into the Moon under ground control after it completed its mission, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration. The micro satellite crashed into a predetermined area on the far side of the Moon at 10:20 p.m. on July 31 (Beijing Time), the center said Friday.

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