In Shanghai's Dongxiang district, on the territory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, built the largest fully steerable radio telescope in Asia. This plant, with a diameter of 65 meters, is the fourth largest in the world.
Usually, projects of this magnitude take 8 to 10 years, but the Chinese have always been known for the fact that they can work quickly.
Their telescope was ready in 3 years and 8 months after the start of work. Unfortunately, we were not told how much the Chinese rose construction of this huge complex.
This telescope is powerful enough that it can be used to observe objects at a distance of 10 billion light years away. Now the unit is in test mode, but in the near future promises to go to full power. In addition to the observations of distant worlds, the telescope will solve more pressing problems, such as helping the Chinese in their lunar program, as well as the development of other planets and cosmic bodies in the solar system.
But the world's fourth power of the radio telescope in the world cannot match China's ambitions. So now, in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is building the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope will have a diameter of 110 meters.