Impossible Engineering: Building The World’s Largest Radio Telescope

On September 2016, China unveiled the world’s largest radio telescope, and has started test operations searching for signals to understand the origins of the universe and the Big Bang.

This 500 metre Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, has been constructed over 5 years in a 45 million year old crater in Southern China. The remote location is highly unlikely to be affected by flooding, and far from human interference which may affect the telescope’s readings.

[Your Discovery Science]

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