China launches largest radio telescope in the world

September 26, 2016 4:02 pm
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China has begun the operation of the World’s largest radio telescope, the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope(FAST) on Sunday.

The FAST, named after its diameter, was launched in China’s Guizhou province and cost to build such an enormous telescope was about 138 million.

FAST will use it vast dish to search for signs of intelligent life and to observe distant stars. China sees its ambitious, military-run, multi-billion-dollar space programme as symbolising the country’s progress.

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