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    This Video Explains Why China Will be the First to Spot Aliens

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    With this mega “ear,” 30 football pitches in size, astronomers will be able to register and decode signals coming from the most distant corners of the universe.

    The 500-meter Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is being constructed in China’s Guizhou Province. It will be completed in 2016 and will become the world’s largest telescope, surpassing Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory which is “just” 300 meters in diameter.


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