WTF Fun Fact – Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope

China has built the world’s largest single-dish radio observatory (FAST) at a cost of $171 million. The telescope, also known as the ‘Eye of Heaven’, took 5 years to build in a remote area in southwest China. Its 500m-wide dish is made up of ~4,400 individual, adjustable aluminum panels. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02790-3

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