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New Radio Telescope of China Could Become the Huge Sensitive Ear of Earth

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Published on : Aug 04, 2015

New radio telescope of China, could be world’s biggest sensitive ear to listen to inconspicuous sounds from the far off universe, unraveling cosmic messages. The US$196 million telescope, with a dish zone as vast as 30 football fields is anticipated to be prepared in one year from now. It is being constructed in an empty shaped in the mountainous Guizhou Province because of breakdown of a karst hole 45 million years back. 

Professionals are collecting the telescope's reflector, which is 500 meters in measurement and made up of 4,450 boards. Every board is an equilateral triangle with a side length of 11 meters, as reported by the media. The telescope is to be joined with the super computer of China. Once finished, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope will surpass Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, measured 305 meters. 

This telescope will be more sensitive and the sensitivity is predicted to be 10 times more than the steerable 100-meter telescope close to Bonn, in Germany, as stated by the deputy general, named Zhang Haiyan of the FAST Project, located at the general office. Case in point, they could review common hydrogen in far off galaxies, recognize faint pulsars, search for the first star sparkling, or even hear conceivable signs from different civilizations. 

The specialist in dull matter, named Chen Xuelei stated that this telescope could carry out substantial scale reviews for HI emanations from galaxies, which would help comprehend the condition of dark energy and the velocity of cosmic development. Maybe, the most energizing objective of the telescope is the quest for other life. Rather than hunting down life in essence, researchers are searching for the particles that constitute life. 

Researchers have found around 180 types of particles in space, including carbonic oxide, methanol and ammonia. Li Di, a scientist at National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, gauges that in a few years, scientist could discover amino acid, life’s foundation base.