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China uprooting thousands to build telescope searching for aliens

February 17, 2016 - Uncategorized

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China is forcibly moving more than 9,000 residents who live near the world’s largest radio telescope, currently under construction.

The telescope, called the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), is a massive dish with a diameter of, you guessed it, 500 metres. When it’s completed in September, China hopes it will further mankind’s efforts of detecting extraterrestrial life.

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The dish is located in Guizhou in southwest China, and the government plans to relocate people within a 5km radius before its completion, said Xinhua. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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