Repeating Signals From Across Space

  • 11 Sep 2019

FAST has picked up a repeating space signal known as a fast radio burst. Known as FRB 121102: first picked up in 2012 at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, it's appeared several times since. Its origin remains a mystery. 

The World's Largest Single Radio Dish Telescope, is Now Fully Operational

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. 

World's largest radio telescope has made its first discovery

China’s FAST Radio Telescope Discovers 2 Pulsars During 1 Year Trial Run

Australian technology runs world's largest single-dish radio telescope in China

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.

China's new radio observatory is 200 meters larger than Arecibo

Now a Chinese observatory has superseded Arecibo.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.

China finished the world's largest single-aperture telescope

The 500-meter dish will now listen out for signs of extra-terrestrial life.

Inside FAST, soon to be the world’s biggest and baddest radio telescope

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), under construction in Guizhou Province in southern China, will be able to see more than