China starts up world’s largest

China starts up world’s largest

Dish with reflector as large as 30 football pitches will listen for signs of intelligent life and is one of several ‘world-class’ projects

The world’s largest radio telescope has begun operating in south-western china, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

The five-hundred-metre aperture spherical radio telescope (acronym: Fast), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working about noon on Sunday, the official news agency, Xinhua, reported.



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