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[Gallery] Installation of largest single-aperture spherical telescope to finish

2016-July-4       Source: Xinhuanet.com

A total of 4,185 reflector panels, an equilateral triangle with a side length of 11 meters each, have been installed on the frame, indicating 94.04 percent of the installation work has been completed.
 
 
Photo taken on April 10, 2016 shows the single-aperture spherical telescope "FAST" in Pingtang county, Southwest China's Guizhou province. A total of 4,185 reflector panels, an equilateral triangle with a side length of 11 meters each, have been installed on the frame, indicating 94.04 percent of the installation work has been completed. The 500-meter aperture spherical telescope (FAST), to be completed within 2016, is expected to be the world's largest, overtaking Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, which is 300 meters in diameter. [Photo/Xinhua]

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