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China opens world's largest radio telescope

4China's 500-meter Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-band and most sensitive radio telescope, will officially open to the world from Wednesday.

This was reported by the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Astronomers from all over the world can visit the official website http://fast.bao.ac.cn/proposal_submit and apply for observations.

Experts will evaluate all foreign applications and will announce the results on July 20.

As early as August, foreign experts will be able to carry out their observations using the new telescope.

The astronomical observatory's statement also notes that the new radio telescope will openly provide its research facilities to the whole world. This will provide the international astronomical community with more new opportunities for scientific research.

According to experts, the project will make a significant contribution to the development of society and the formation of a common future for all mankind.

Let us note that from company’s start FAST has been providing stable and reliable services. He discovered 300 pulsars and made breakthroughs in areas such as fast radio bursts, a type of powerful radio wave in the sky.

Earlier "NIA-China" informed that China shows first high-def pictures of Mars taken by Tianwen 1.