World’s Largest Telescope built in China

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Construction on the world’s largest telescope has just been completed. Located in China, the telescope is the size of 30 soccer fields the enormous telescope and will be put to work in September 2016.

“FAST will enable Chinese astronomers to jump-start many scientific goals, such as surveying the neutral hydrogen in the Milky Way, detecting faint pulsars, and listening to possible signals from other civilizations,” said NAN Rendong, general engineer and chief scientist for the FAST project.”

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