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FAST telescope IDs 132 pulsar candidates

By Yang Jun in Guiyang | chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: 2020-08-10 Print


Located in a naturally deep and round karst depression in Pingtang county, Guizhou province, FAST is both mysterious and beautiful. [Photo by Yuan Weisheng/for chinadaily.com.cn]

The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, China's mega science project and the world's largest single-dish radio observatory, has detected hundreds of pulsar candidates, of which 132 have been certified, People's Daily reported on Wednesday.

Located in Pingtang county, Guizhou province, FAST, which took 22 years to build, was completed in September 2016 and started making regular observations in January this year.

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