China’s Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope from Way, Way Up

Inside a forested crater in the limestone hills of Guizhou province sits the largest and most sensitive single-dish radio telescope ever built. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope surveys the sky for pulsars, interstellar molecules and signs of alien life. Even before construction was completed in 2016, it was attracting tourists, with hotels, a museum and a theme park nearby.

A collaboration with @dailyoverview

December 2, 2019

The Latest

No Articles Found