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China Builds World's Largest Telescope To Hunt Aliens And Here's Why It's A Good News For You

While you don't even know what the hell is going in your neighborhood, China built the world's largest single-aperture telescope to hunt for the extra-terrestrial life. China spent around $185 million for constructing this massive device in Pingtang County, located in southwest China's Guizhou province to from electromagnetic disturbance.

They have already fitted the final panel out of 4450 panels of the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST). It took around five long years to fit all the panels of this giant telescope with 1.8 km circumference which covers the same area as 30 football fields.

This world's largest telescope will become operational in the month of September and will be used to find intelligent life 1000 light-years deep in the Universe. It will also help the scientist community to understand the fundamental physics of pulsar. Pulsars are the celestial objects which are rapidly rotating in the space and emits regular pulses of radio waves and other electromagnetic radiations.

Feeling little dizzy? Yeah, I know, we just talked high-level science. Let's continue with easy language.

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China Builds World's Largest Telescope To Hunt Aliens And Here's Why It's A Good News For You

China Builds World's Largest Telescope To Hunt Aliens And Here's Why It's A Good News For You

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See, how massive it is?

China Builds World's Largest Telescope

To ensure the complete radio silence in the five-kilometer area around the FAST...

China Builds World's Largest Telescope

...9000 people will be moved out of the surrounding area of the telescope and will be resettled in different regions.

The initial plan was approved in 1994...

China Builds World's Largest Telescope

...but the construction started in 2011.

It will also improve the chances of detecting low-frequency gravitational waves.

China Builds World's Largest Telescope

This telescope will replace Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico as world's largest telescope.

China Builds World's Largest Telescope

Combined photos of the process of construction of FAST in the span of five years.

Here, watch the time lapse video of its construction.

It will also survey for neutral hydrogen in distant galaxies.

China Builds World's Largest Telescope

Here's a picture of FAST from Space.

China Builds World's Largest Telescope

Finally, we may get the answer of, "Are we alone in the universe?'' Good news, right?

China Builds World's Largest Telescope

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