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China Unveils World's Largest Single-Dish Radio Telescope - IEEE Spectrum

Move over, Arecibo. The title of “world's largest single-dish radio telescope” now belongs to China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST). The telescope, which had its official launch on Sunday, has already received astrophysical ...and more »

World's largest radio telescope will search for dark matter, listen for aliens - Science Magazine

DAWODANG, CHINA—In a stunning landscape of jagged limestone hills in southwestern China, engineers are putting the finishing touches on a grand astronomy facility: a half-kilometer-wide dish nestled in a natural depression that will gather radio ...and more »

China Hunts for Scientific Glory, and Aliens, With New Telescope - New York Times

PINGTANG COUNTY, China — When hundreds of engineers and builders began clambering up a jagged hill in southwestern China to assemble a giant telescope in a deep, bowl-shaped basin, poor villagers sometimes crept over the sheer slopes to glimpse ...and more »

Daring Chinese telescope is poised to transform astronomy - Nature.com

Construction of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is complete, but debugging has only just begun. David Cyranoski. 26 September 2016. Article tools. PDF · Rights & Permissions. ImagineChina. FAST's surface is made up of ...and more »

China fires up world's biggest radio telescope — but selfies could jam its hunt for aliens - MarketWatch

BEIJING (Caixin Online) — A local government's plans to turn the world's largest single-dish radio telescope into a tourist attraction may hamper research, scientists said. The Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) — a huge structure with a surface ...and more »

Flash Physics: World's largest radio telescope completed in China, tracing mercury in human hair, limiting universal ... - physicsworld.com

Flash Physics is our daily pick of the latest need-to-know developments from the global physics community selected by Physics World's team of editors and reporters. World's largest radio telescope completed in China. Work has finished on the ...and more »

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope - Phys.Org

The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige ...and more »

China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World - NPR

The largest radio telescope in the world officially opened on Sunday, according to China's official Xinhua News. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is named after its diameter, which, at 500 meters, is 195 meters wider than ...and more »

Largest radio telescope on Earth switched on in China - New Atlas

China is one step closer to leading the search for alien radio signals. On Sunday the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced that the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) has begun operations. FAST takes over the title of ...and more »

China completes world's largest radio telescope - CCTV

China is set to complete installation work on its 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, known as FAST, the largest such radio telescope in the world. With a dish the size of 30 football grounds, FAST is made up of more than 4,000 individual panels.and more »