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World’s Largest Telescope Goes Live In China

You’ve probably seen photos of the massive Arecibo radio telescope in the past, but it’s no longer the biggest. A new one called the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST for short). Not only does it have the greatest total surface area, it can change its shape to track objects in the sky with high precision. As the name implies, FAST has a 500-meter diameter dish. The total surface area is roughly equal to 30 soccer fields, about 2000,000 square meters.
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