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World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

the-future-now: “ The largest radio telescope ever built will reveal parts of the universe we’ve never seen Is anybody out there? We might find out soon. The world’s largest radio telescope is now up...

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On Thursday 18 August, the sky above the Allgäu Public Observatory in southwestern Bavaria was an amazing sight, with the night lit up by two very different phenomena: one an example of advanced technology, and the other of nature’s dramatic power. http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1136a/

Nasa Mars rover makes detailed crater image

Nasa has released the first full colour mosaic from its Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. Scientists have remarked that the rover's surroundings resembled parts of the southwestern US. Curiosity's ultimate goal is to drive towards a peak - informally known as Mount Sharp - to study its rocks. Shown in the mosaic is a section on the crater wall where a network of valleys are believed to have formed through water entering from the outside.

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Tabby's Star shines at magnitude +11.7 in the constellation Cygnus the Swan (Northern Cross) high in the southwestern sky at nightfall in late October. A 6-inch or larger telescope will easily show it. Source: Stellarium

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The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

The world’s largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon, the

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