Sunday, September 25, 2016

China launches the world’s largest radio telescope FAST – Komsomolskaya Pravda

Sunday, September 25, in China must run the world’s largest radio telescope FAST.

according to the newspaper South China Morning Post, the area of this telescope is equal to the area of 30 football fields, its construction began more than five years ago. The unit is located in the mountains in the province of Guizhou Souththe West of the country, it has a diameter of 500 meters, the perimeter of 1.6 kilometers.

Investing in the construction of the telescope amounted to 1.2 billion yuan (about us $ 180 million). For its construction have been relocated 9 thousand people who lived in reduce five kilometers from the place of construction. Design will break the record now the largest telescope with a diameter of 300 meters, located in Puerto Rico.

“This is a very good telescope to study some areas of astronomy, especially the study of pulsars and placement of galaxies in the universe,” said Professor of astronomy at Cornell University (United States) Donald Campbell. He added that this device will help to better understand the structure and history of the universe.


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