The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (Fast) in Guizhou is the world’s largest of its kind. Photo: Xinhua
The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (Fast) in Guizhou is the world’s largest of its kind. Photo: Xinhua

China has world’s biggest radio telescope, but is focusing on more

  • Building five more giant telescopes alongside the existing Fast facility in Guizhou is among the possibilities
  • Fast has no giant peer to verify its work after the ageing Arecibo’s collapse, but experts say cost and engineering complexity are factors

Topic |   China science
The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (Fast) in Guizhou is the world’s largest of its kind. Photo: Xinhua
The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (Fast) in Guizhou is the world’s largest of its kind. Photo: Xinhua
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