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.
When complete, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope array in the entire world. To sort through all its data, the “brain” for this massive array will consist of two supercomputers.
South Africa has officially switched on MeerKAT, billed as the most sensitive radio telescope of its type on the planet.
China’s FAST Radio Telescope Discovers 2 Pulsars During 1 Year Trial Run
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Now a Chinese observatory has superseded Arecibo.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 Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), under construction in Guizhou Province in southern China, will be able to see more than