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The Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope is Mind-Blowing

 - Jun 17, 2011
References: gizmodo & popsci
For anyone who has ever watched a James Bond film, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope being built in China may cause some concerns. However, as long as fiction remains on the big screen, this technological invention will open new doors in the world of science.

The five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, also known as FAST, can magnify the sky three times as far as Arecibo. Because of the incredible size of the dish, scientists will also have access to a wider sections of the sky allowing them to uncover information that has previously gone unnoticed. The completion of the design is set for 2016, so if there are any chances of Bond-like activity there is plenty of time to investigate suspicious happenings.