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China Finished Building Its Alien-Hunting Telescope (Video)

Pingtang County, southwest of China’s Guizhou Province.

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, took roughly five years to complete and cost $180m; initial plans and location reconnaissance began way back in 1994. Its massive reflector, comprised of 4,450 panels covers the same area as 30 football fields.

It will become operational in September and will be used to search for extraterrestrial life, but don’t expect to hear about FAST aiding in major discoveries right away. Over the next two to three years, the telescope will be subject to adjustments and used for early-stage research by scientists in China. It will then become available to researchers across the globe to use.

According to Xinhua News, FAST will aid in detecting pulsars, gravitational waves and eventually amino acids, which would confirm life on other planets.

The telescope is much bigger than the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which was previously regarded as the world’s largest at around 300m in diameter.

In order to ensure total radio silence within a five-kilometer radius around FAST, more than 9,000 people will be moved out of the area surrounding the telescope and resettled in neighboring counties by September.

Source thenextweb.com

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32 Comments on "China Finished Building Its Alien-Hunting Telescope (Video)"

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China finally finished their giant wok, it’s about time.

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Ha why do they need that?

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what if a hostile alien come and attack them?

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well at least the target will be the wok , china be careful what you wish for

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Throw some brats and burgers on it

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Aaron Clark-Pearman
A telescope designed to find a new planet for you

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Thats the Goldeneye antenna

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Alison Janet Golding

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Wow I’m excited for the universe

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We should never hunt anything ALEINS ain’t hostile if they were we would be dead by now lol

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Sorry ben , ur right

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Ben Smith lol hahaha nothing wrong with repeating the truth

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AndrĂ© Costa lol that’s exactly what I said my dude

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Btw if they were hostil , we would be all dead by now

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What ? How can u say that ? How do you know that they are hostil ?? From the cartoon network ??

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there a bit late .?????

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We right here though haha

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Should of been America’s, project. Using our money.

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CoOL…………………….

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lol

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they dont hunt them, they listn and obey

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I find it funny if rumors true because ufo frequent lots of isolated areas right in China backyard.

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What are they hunting- more food for a growing population? F conservation, eat an alien instead!

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“One blast required”

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“They made us laugh”

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“Shit they got a trap”

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Hit the switch

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Why so much money involved in this?? What is it that we don’t know

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shared

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Cat’s of the planet meow, beware

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I like Chinese food

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