Tech | December 5, 2016 5:00 am

China Built the World’s Largest Radio Telescope to the Tune of $180 Million

China's Largest Radio Telescope in the World
The 1,640-foot Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is seen on its first day of operation in Pingtang, in southwestern China's Guizhou province on September 25, 2016. The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China on Sept. 25, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life (STR/AFP)