FAST

China’s FAST Observatory is Playing a Key Role in the Search for Aliens

Some years ago I rememeber running the SETI at Home screensaver and would watch it for hours to see if…

2 months ago

The World's Largest Radio Telescope has Scanned Barnard's Star for Extraterrestrial Signals

Barnard's Star is the second closest star system to Earth, at a distance of 5.96 light-years. It's another red dwarf…

5 months ago

Astronomers Find the Fastest Spider Pulsar, Filling in the Missing Link in Their Evolution

Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron stars which release blasts of radio waves with atomic clocklike accuracy. The fastest can be…

8 months ago

The World's Largest Radio Telescope Just Scanned 33 Exoplanets for a Signal From Aliens

Using China's FAST telescope and a new technique, an international team of astronomers scanned 33 exoplanets for signs of extraterrestrial…

1 year ago

Astronomers use the World's Biggest Radio Telescope to map new Features of the Milky Way

Using China's FAST radio telescope, a team of Chinese researchers observed previously-unmapped regions of the Milky Way and made some…

1 year ago

China’s FAST Telescope Could Detect Self-Replicating Alien Probes

One of the most challenging questions to answer when confronting the Fermi Paradox is why exponentially scaling technologies haven’t taken…

2 years ago

Astronomers Will Be Able to Use the World’s Biggest Radio Telescope to Search for Signals from Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Back in April, we reported on how a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, and…

3 years ago

How the World’s Biggest Radio Telescope Could be Used to Search for Aliens

In the coming years, China's FAST radio telescope could join in the hunt for extraterrestrials thanks to a partnership with…

4 years ago

China’s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope is Now Operational

The world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope is officially open for business according to Xinhua, China's official state-run media.…

4 years ago

China’s FAST Telescope, the World’s Largest Single Radio Dish Telescope, is Now Fully Operational

After years of construction, China's new radio telescope is in action. The telescope, called FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope)…

4 years ago