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China’s FAST telescope officially opens to world


Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

A staff member works at the control room of China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 27, 2021. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

A staff member works at the control room of China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 27, 2021. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance at sunset in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance at sunset in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Staff members work at the control room of China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 27, 2021. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Staff members work at the control room of China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 27, 2021. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance at sunset in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance at sunset in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Panoramic photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Panoramic photo taken on March 29, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Staff members work at the control room of China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 27, 2021. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Staff members work at the control room of China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 27, 2021. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

A staff member maintains China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 29, 2021. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

A staff member maintains China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 29, 2021. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

A staff member maintains China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 29, 2021. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

A staff member maintains China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, March 29, 2021. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows the feed cabin of China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance at night in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows the feed cabin of China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance at night in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2021 shows China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2021 shows China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) under maintenance in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. China’s FAST officially opened to the world starting Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

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