China Announces World’s Largest Radio Telescope ‘FAST’ Starting to Work

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The Chinese state channel Xinhua has announced that the radio telescope called FAST has started working. FAST, the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the world, will reveal many unexplored mysteries about space.

China completed the tests of the world’s largest radio telescope “FAST”, which it has been working on for a long time, about a month ago. The telescope, which is 500 meters wide, will be used in many researches related to space and the signals coming out through the telescope will be determined. Now there has been a very important development regarding this telescope.

According to the statements made by China’s official state television channel “Xinhua”, this enormous sized radio telescope has officially started working. So, according to the channel’s comments, FAST has begun to collect data about deep space.

FAST is the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope
FAST can expand four times its normal volume, according to statements by Chinese officials. Chinese officials say scientists from all over the world can do space research using this telescope. So the doors of the world’s largest radio telescope will be open to all scientists in the world.

The world’s largest radio telescope, which China costed at a price of $ 170 million, was actually a topic that has been spoken since 1994. However, the necessary work on the telescope and the start of construction continued until 2011. The telescope, the construction of which was completed in 2016, has been tested with various tests for a while. It seems that the tests have been successful and the telescope is now operational.

According to the statements made by scientists, it is the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the world; It will be used to discover stars that have not been discovered to date, to reveal cosmic events, to determine the laws of the universe, and to obtain findings about possible extraterrestrial life. FAST seems to open the doors of many new developments in the future.