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Everest probe to rewrite the height?
Updated: 2005-01-25 10:47

China is planning a scientific investigation on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau from March 20 to June 20 this year to re-measure the height of Qomolangma Peak (also called Mountain Everest), the world's highest peak.

The investigation, launched by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, will focus on the damage caused to the area by global warming over the past 30 years.

The SBSM, along with the Chinese national women's mountaineering expedition, will dopt radar and Global Position System to re-measure the mountain's height.

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