The Tianyan FAST Telescope

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Video:The Tianyan FAST Telescope

by Live in Guizhou


PUBLISHED Nov 11, 2021 • 4MIN READ

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The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), nicknamed Tianyan, is a radio telescope located in the Dawodang depression, a natural basin in Pingtang County, Guizhou, southwest China.FAST has a 500 m (1,600 ft) diameter dish constructed in a natural depression in the landscape. It is the world’s largest filled-aperture radio telescopeand the second-largest single-dish aperture, after the sparsely-filled RATAN-600 in Russia.