Everest increases in height

Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, officially increases 86cm (about the length of a cricket bat) in height.

This is slightly more than Nepal’s previous measurement and about four meters higher than China’s.

The mountain sits on the border of these two countries, who agreed on the new height at the end of last year.

To measure it, last year, a Nepalese team set up a satellite navigation marker on Everest’s peak to gauge its exact position via GPS satellites.

A Chinese team undertook a similar mission this spring, though it used the Chinese-made Beidou constellation of navigation satellites, along with other equipment.

I Martin – Aquinas College

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Shem Banbury is the Editor of Kiwi Kids News and is the Leader of Learning of Year 7/8 at Aquinas College, Tauranga. In his spare time, he likes to train and compete in long-distance triathlons.
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Connor
Connor
4 months ago

WOW

Hihi_people
Hihi_people
4 months ago

Wow that so. Cool

Bunny's are cool
Bunny's are cool
3 months ago

wow

laylal
laylal
2 months ago

that is amazing

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

this is intersting

Noname
Noname
1 month ago

WOW

bingbongmario
bingbongmario
1 month ago

wow

izam@zing
1 month ago

so amazing

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