FAST: World’s largest radio telescope launches in China

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a vehicle leaves light trails in a long exposure photo as it drives beneath the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in Pingtang County in southwestern China's Guizhou Province Monday, June 27, 2016.  (Liu Xu/Xinhua via AP) In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a vehicle leaves light trails in a long exposure photo as it drives beneath the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in Pingtang County in southwestern China’s Guizhou Province Monday, June 27, 2016. (Liu Xu/Xinhua via AP)

A giant radio-telescope is ready to scan the heavens from a mountainous province in southwestern China.

It’s called “FAST”: for 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope.

CCTV’s Tao Yuan reports.

FAST: World\'s largest radio telescope launches in China

FAST: World\'s largest radio telescope launches in China

A giant radio-telescope is ready to scan the heavens from a mountainous province in southwestern China. It's called "FAST": for 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope. CCTV's Tao Yuan reports.

PHOTOS: FAST under construction

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