Jacqueline Oud - Culture

Discovery in China: water found under desert

The international renowned science magazine «Nature» revealed that water was detected in the Chinese desert under the dunes of about 500 meter height! As states Nature, it finally explained the strange fact that dunes that high did not move.

The desert of Badain Jaran attracted the attention of the researchers since some time because it is amazing how dunes of 500 meter height manage not to move or collapse under force of the winds. When recently digging under the surface of the dunes, the discovered a groundwater system at a depth of 20 centimeters. Though there are lakes in the region of Badain Jaran, it was not normal that water was being found at this level.

To read more about the discovery: Nature news - discovery in China!