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NASA might actually build a telescope on the Moon

May 6th, 2021

Radio telescopes are incredible pieces of technology. They allow scientists to probe deep into space and gather data from billions of years ago. They’re powerful, but they’re also quite large, and that makes them somewhat of a pain to build. As we recently saw with the Arecibo observatory, they are not immune to failure, and …

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China’s colossal radio telescope just heard a bizarre signal in space

September 10th, 2019

China spent five years and close to $200 million to build its Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, nicknamed FAST. It was a monumental undertaking, but the result is a true marvel of technology, and it’s the largest full radio telescope on Earth. Now, with China set for a final review of the completed project later this …