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25/09/2016 FAST radio telescope starts to work

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Inside Tour of FAST the World's Largest Radio Telescope: Explore Scientific Experiences

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FAST: China's New Deep Space Radio Telescope

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World's largest single-dish radio telescope 'FAST'

As of December 2018, it is the largest radio telescope ever built. The name means Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope. It also has a nickname: Tianyan ("The Eye of Heaven"). FAST has several scientific missions, for example pulsar observations, detection of interstellar molecules, search for extraterrestrial intelligence, etc.