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‘Eye of Heaven’ Telescope May Make ‘China World Leader in Search for Aliens’

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China has put into operation world’s largest filled aperture radio telescope. The independently-designed Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is intended for probing remote parts of the universe.

The telescope may help better understand the origin and structure of the universe and accelerate and even revolutionize the search for life beyond Earth, according to a renowned US alien intelligence expert, Douglas Vakoch.

Vakoch, who is the president of METI International, an organization promoting messaging outer space and looking for extraterrestrial intelligence, noted that global astronomers will be invited to use the facility through a competitive review of observing proposals. – READ MORE

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