What's new with China's manned submersible's second 10,000-meter dive?
Updated 21:21, 13-Nov-2020

China's latest manned submersible, Fendouzhe or "striver," plunged once again into the Mariana Trench early on Friday morning, three days after its successful descent to a record depth of 10,909 meters on Tuesday. 

But this time it is not alone. As a "superstar," Fendouzhe is accompanied by a professional deep-sea "photographer" named "Canghai," which means "the vast sea" in Chinese.

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Canghai, which is descending at the same pace as the submersible, is an exclusive deep-sea lander equipped with High-definition (HD) cameras, which are capable of shooting 4K HD videos and transmitting the signals.

Not only can it send back real-time images from the bottom of the ocean at over 10,000 meters deep, but it can keep a record of every move by Fendouzhe. 

To better accomplish the job, Canghai also has a small assistant – "Lingyun," which means "to reach the clouds" in Chinese. It can move around freely in the deep sea and provide lighting at different angles for the cameras.

Canghai was co-developed by the Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering under the Chinese Academy of Science and China Media Group (CMG).

Read more: Chinese scientist releases footage of bottom of the Mariana Trench 

(Cover: An illustration picture displaying the roles of "Fendouzhe" and its "photographer" "Canghai" in its second 10,000-meter dive in Mariana Trench, November 13, 2020. /CCTV)