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IN Science & Technology ON 06 Jul, 2016
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.
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...9000 people will be moved out of the surrounding area of the telescope and will be resettled in different regions.
...but the construction started in 2011.
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