This past September, China put on the "ear phones" and flipped the "ON" switch for the world's largest, most powerful radio telescope nestled in a vast, bowl-shaped valley in the mountainous southwestern province of Guizhou. The unrivaled precision of the...

This past September, China put on the "ear phones" and flipped the "ON" switch for the world's largest, most powerful radio telescope nestled in a vast, bowl-shaped valley in the mountainous southwestern province of Guizhou. The unrivaled precision of the...

Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) recorded an interesting image of the Sun on January 12, 2013 at 07:57 UTC. Using Kanzelhoehe H-alpa filters to spot the active regions of the Sun, BBSO telescope captured a plain and contrail flying afront of the Sun as seen from the Earth. The Big Bear Solar Observatory is a solar observatory located on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of southwestern San Bernardino County, California (USA), approximately 120 kilometers…

Kanzelhohe Solar Observatory in Austria recorded an interesting image of the Sun on January 2013 at UTC. Using Kanzelhoehe H-alpa filters to spot the active regions of the Sun, they captured a plane and contrail flying afront of the Sun as .

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

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The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the size of 20 Canadian football fields and has been hewed out of a mountain in the poor southwestern province of Guizhou.

'The Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) is a solar observatory located on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of southwestern San Bernardino County, California (USA), approximately 120 kilometers (75 mi) east of downtown Los Angeles. The telescopes and instruments at the observatory are designed and employed specifically for studying the activities and phenomena of our solar system's star, the Sun.' (via wikipedia.org)

'The Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) is a solar observatory located on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of southwestern San Bernardino County, California (USA), approximately 120 kilometers (75 mi) east of downtown Los Angeles. The telescopes and instruments at the observatory are designed and employed specifically for studying the activities and phenomena of our solar system's star, the Sun.' (via wikipedia.org)

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.  The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

China on Sunday hoisted the final piece into position on what will be the world's largest radio telescope, which it will use to explore space and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, state media said.

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The last panel of China's world largest radio telescope named "FAST", is installed in Pingtang county, Guizhou Province, China, July (China Daily via Reuters). Check the people inside for scale.

Astrophotographer Jeff Dai sent in a photo of the night sky over southwestern China. He writes: "The arc of winter Milky Way is photographed in this panoramic photo from Yunnan Astronomical Observatory in southwestern China. The dome, housing a 2.4 meter diameter telescope, is [illuminated] by the moonrise alpenglow."

Milky Way above Yunnan Observatory The Milky Way above Yunnan Observatory Jeff Dai from Chongqing, China

The world’s largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.  The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon, the

After five years of construction, China's 500 meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is now officially operational. It now holds the record as the world's largest telescope and covers a wider span of space.

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