#Radio Telescope

SETI Telescope Completely Collapses

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Sad news for fans of the iconic Arecibo Observatory. The telescoped collapsed on today... Officials at the NSF have now confirmed that cables holding the 900-ton platform above the 1,000-foot-wide dish antenna finally failed overnight on Monday. The Arecibo Observatory is not just an icon of astronomy...

China powers up Alien Hunting Radio Telescope

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Last Saturday China officially brought its gigantic alien-hunting radio telescope online. While the Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) telescope - known informally as “Sky Eye” - saw construction completed in 2016 it has spent the last few years testing and debugging before it officially came online. The Chinese...

China looks ahead as World’s Largest Radio Telescope opens

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The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is finally functional after nearly 5 years of development. The massive structure is an Aricibo-type telescope and has been funded by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and managed by the National Astronomical observatories (NAOC) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)...