China’s new radio telescope FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope) has double the collecting power of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which has a 305 meter dish.
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The world’s largest filled single-dish radio telescope launched at the weekend. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the southwestern province of Guizhou, China is now operational.
Now a Chinese observatory has superseded Arecibo. Installation of the 500-meter FAST radio telescope is complete, with the last triangular reflector put into place. The observatory is expected to begin observing the heavens in September.
The 500-meter dish will now listen out for signs of extra-terrestrial life.
The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), under construction in Guizhou Province in southern China, will be able to see more than