Great China Colossal radio telescope presents a sea of opportunities. With the world still reveling on the Kepler-452b, China is quietly going about its quest for making a radio telescope that reports have suggested could be the largest in the world. As this is complete, this radio telescope is believed to perform both the duties of finding out an alien existence in the universe as well as discovering the roots of our universe.
The Hunt For The Aliens Begins by Great China’s Colossal Telescope
As per WU Xiangping, the Chinese Astronomical Society’s Director-General, this telescope is believed to be about half kilometers wide and can attain weaker radio messages from distant parts of the universe.
Short Description Of The Telescope
This telescope is a bowl-shaped beast and is named the Five Hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope or FAST. As per the io9 description of the device- it is stacked with 4450 panels, each like a triangle and measuring about 11 meters. It will be able to measure 1640 feet in diameter and would be able to peer deep into the universe. That will be three times more than the 300 meter Arecibo.
The people involved are quite excited about this, contact with Extra Terrestrials cannot exactly be ruled out and the Great China Telescope in the lookout for human existence could be our new hope at finding another terrestrial planet.
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