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China has completed the construction of the largest alien-hunting telescope in the world! 7/7/2016 •

With this huge radio telescope scientists have much more chances to register any signals from aliens if they really exist!


FAST (Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope) is now the biggest radio telescope on the planet situated in the Chinese province of Guizhou. Its colossal plate consists of 4,450 reflector panels each being about 11 m (36 ft) long and its whole area is equal to 30 football fields. FAST’s design and framework are similar to the famous Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, but the latter is smaller and less sensitive.

Though the construction work was officially completed on July 3, 2016, the telescope will start operating only in September. Now scientists have to adjust the gigantic instrument and perform test scanning of the universe.

Scientists started developing the concept of the telescope as far back as 1994 and only in 2011 the assembling of the telescope began. The construction cost about 180 million dollars in total. In order to build such a powerful and large telescope, the government of the province had to relocate almost 9 thousand people.

The main aim of the telescope will be detecting various radio signals from distant parts of the universe in order to find extraterrestrial intelligence. However, this is not FASTS’s sole mission. It will also help astronomers study the evolution of the universe, a mysterious phenomenon of dark matter and many other things.

The telescope is highly sensitive – its panels are able to change their angle within the accuracy of 1 mm!

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Have you heard about this colossal telescope? Do you believe in extraterrestrial intelligence? Tell us in the comments!

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32 Comments
Lee Hauenstein
Well it is the Chinese and they mostly a Pagan people. Read the Bible. All the answers to the UNIVERSE are in the BIBLE. The Bible is GOD'S OWN WORD. Genesis Tells Us that God created the UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING IN IT. God knew how man would react on earth and God is Not Stupid. God would not Create Life On another Planet or Galaxy and have it Run Amok like the CIVILIZATION ON EARTH. And they are not going to find HEAVEN WITH A TELESCOPE.
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Jul 7, 2016 9:10PM
Genevieve Tahan
WOW....
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Jul 7, 2016 9:11PM
Kate Dodds
When you're looking for an idiot you soon find one. Equates god with D. Trump! God's a bit smarter than you Lee, ever think of that?
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Jul 7, 2016 9:19PM
Alain Vercammen-Grandjean
Crazy Lee strikes again ! Heavens to Murgatroyd! Exit, stage left!
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Jul 7, 2016 9:20PM
Kenneth Long
Kenneth Long
It's people like you that is making me lose hope in our humanity. Thinking so one dementional your beliefs are just that your beleifs. Not everyone has to think like you.
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Jul 7, 2016 9:24PM
calvinroyorlandi
You see what happens to all the money you spend on Chinese plastic gaga? And this is why we can't have nice things.
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Jul 7, 2016 9:38PM
Judith Allen
Judith Allen
Well said Lee. Didn't know they built that thing, looks pretty big. They need to work on their smog & water pollution problem, a better use of their money. It's contaminating their food supply of which some makes its way here.
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Jul 7, 2016 9:45PM
Ross Stocks
Oh lord, don't call it an alien-hunting telescope - Donald Trump will want one.
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Jul 7, 2016 9:51PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
WOW! The bible was written by men, humans and there are many other ideas on the Creation of the physical universe=Consciousness.
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Jul 7, 2016 10:11PM
Hannah Guernsey
Hannah Guernsey
I could think of over a dozen religions off the top of my head that would disagree with you. What makes your god right when theirs are wrong? Do not hide behind the bible and say "god said so" because god has many names to many people and your interpretation is not the absolute end all be all just because your bible says so.
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Jul 7, 2016 10:17PM

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