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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 »

Daring Chinese telescope is poised to transform astronomy -

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 »

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 »

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

In this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial view shows the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the remote Pingtang county in southwest China's Guizhou province. China has begun …more. The ...and more »

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

Work has finished on the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) in Guizhou province in southern China. The world's largest radio telescope, FAST comprises 4450 reflecting panels and is located in a natural depression in a remote ...and more »

China unveils world's biggest radio telescope in search for extraterrestrial life - CNBC

China switched on the world's largest radio telescope on Sunday, officially launching its mission to hunt for extraterrestrial life and explore space. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) was launched in a mountainous region of ...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 the ...and more »

China launches FAST, the largest radio-telescope in the world - ZME Science

This Sunday, the largest radio telescope in the world has officially gone into business, reports Xinhua News. “It's like a big iron wok,” one local said. Image credits Liu Xu / Xinhua. FAST, the five-hundred-meter aperture spherical telescope, measures ...and more »

A 'game-changer in the search for aliens': China switches on world's biggest telescope -

If the truth is out there, then China is determined to find it with a radio telescope launched on Sunday that astronomers have branded a “game changer” in the search for alien life forms. The world's largest star gazer will allow China to look further ...and more »