Video: Click the video to check out the building process of the Eye of Heaven

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Video: Click the video to check out the building process of the Eye of Heaven

by Live in Guizhou


PUBLISHED Nov 11, 2021 • 4MIN READ

Located in Pingtang county, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou Province, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the most sensitive and largest single-aperture radio telescope in the world with China’s independent intellectual property rights. It’s also the telescope that so far sees the farthest and most clearly in the whole world.

The magnificent project, first envisioned in 1994 by the Chinese astronomer, Nan Rendong, and completed on September 25th, 2016, after 22 years’ construction, was denominated China’s Eye of Heaven. The telescope can receive electromagnetic signals emitted 13,700 million light-years away, a distance which is already near the border of the universe.

It also allows to observe the movements of neutral hydrogen clouds, to unveil the origin and evolution of the universe, and to search any possible interstellar communication signals and extraterritorial beings. Right now, in the showroom of the Planetarium of the Eye of Heaven, you can hear the pulse signals 1,351 light-years away collected not long ago by the telescope, which sound just like music.