The design of the Chinese Large Solar Telescope, which took its first high-resolution images of the solar atmosphere in December. Photo: Handout

China’s new solar telescope is for now the biggest in operation

  • Scientist says it will be used to monitor solar activity and provide more accurate data to support research and space weather forecasting
  • The world’s largest and most powerful – with a 4-metre aperture – is in Hawaii, and is expected to be ready for use in July
Topic |   China science
The design of the Chinese Large Solar Telescope, which took its first high-resolution images of the solar atmosphere in December. Photo: Handout
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