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    China Close to Completing World's Largest Radio Telescope

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    Chinese engineers are close to completing the world's largest radio telescope and are preparing to test it soon, local media reported.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — Photos published by CCTV channel show a huge plate of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) hanging above the ground high in the mountains in Guizhou province. The construction takes up the space equal to 30 football fields. A total of 1.2 billion yuan have been invested in the project since 2011.

    The telescope is connected to one of the fastest astronomy computers Sky Eye 1 and is expected to enhance China's capabilities space exploration.

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