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China’s 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) nears completion

China has nearly completed the construction of a radio telescope which has a dish the size of 30 football fields. When completed, the single-aperture spherical telescope “FAST” will be the world’s largest radio telescope. Technicians are hoisting its last reflector panel into position on Sunday. CCTVNEWS reports from Pingtang county, in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, the site of this mega project.

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