China has completed the construction of the largest alien-hunting telescope in the world
With this huge radio telescope
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
Though the construction work was officially completed on July 3, 2016, the telescope started 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
The telescope is highly sensitive – its panels are able to change their angle within the accuracy of 1 mm!
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