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China’s submersible Jiaolong starts testing ahead of Mariana Trench dive

Updated: May 23,2017 10:02 AM     Xinhua

Technicians prepare for the Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible, on its mother ship Xiangyanghong 09, May 22, 2017. The ship arrived at the Mariana area on May 22 and started testing temperature, salinity and depth for May 23’s dive in the Mariana Trench, the first of the expedition’s third stage. [Photo/Xinhua]

Scientists prepare the Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible, on its mother ship Xiangyanghong 09, May 22, 2017. The ship arrived at the Mariana area on May 22 and started testing temperature, salinity and depth for May 23’s dive in the Mariana Trench, the first of the expedition’s third stage. [Photo/Xinhua]

Scientists test the temperature, salinity and depth of the seawater as they prepare for the dive of the Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible, on its mother ship Xiangyanghong 09, May 22, 2017. The ship arrived at the Mariana area on May 22 and started testing temperature, salinity and depth for May 23’s dive in the Mariana Trench, the first of the expedition’s third stage. [Photo/Xinhua]

Technicians prepare the Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible, on its mother ship Xiangyanghong 09, May 22, 2017. The ship arrived at the Mariana area on May 22 and started testing temperature, salinity and depth for May 23’s dive in the Mariana Trench, the first of the expedition’s third stage. [Photo/Xinhua]

Scientists test the temperature, salinity and depth of the seawater as they prepare for the dive of the Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible, on its mother ship Xiangyanghong 09, May 22, 2017. The ship arrived at the Mariana area on May 22 and started testing temperature, salinity and depth for May 23’s dive in the Mariana Trench, the first of the expedition’s third stage. [Photo/Xinhua]

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