BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
China’s Chang’e-5 probe is preparing for a soft landing on the moon to undertake the country’s first collection of samples from an extraterrestrial body.
The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination at 4:40 a.m. Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Chinese scientists have found a fossilized trilobite with an unusual cephalic morphology dating back around 500 million years in east China’s Shandong Province.
The 4-cm-long trilobite is named Phantaspis auritus, which is characterized by a head with an extended anterior area with a double-lobate shape resembling a pair of rabbit ears.
HYDROLOGICAL DATA SHARING FOR LANCANG-MEKONG RIVER
A website for sharing water resources information among six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River was launched Monday in Beijing, paving the way for enhanced sharing of hydrological data, knowledge, experience and technologies.
China has officially provided the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) countries with the river’s hydrological information during the dry season starting from Nov. 1 this year, which is expected to help them better tackle climate change and natural disasters such as floods and droughts.