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Workers in southwest China's Guiyang Province have started levelling the ground upon which a five-hundred-meter aperture spherical telescope (FAST) will stand, local authorities said Wednesday.
Located in Pingtan County, the telescope will be the world's largest, the size of 30 football fields.
Its construction has begun after 14 years of preparation and two years of land surveys and resident relocations, Pingtang County government officials said.

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Work Begins on China's Large Radio Telescope
Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have completed the site survey and started site investigation and construction on their five-hundred-meter aperture spherical telescope (FAST), a key project of China's National Natural Science Foundation. The site is at a Karst valley in Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, in southwest China.

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FAST, or the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, first proposed in 1994, is a radio telescope to be built by 2013 in a natural basin, Pingtang County  near Duyun, capital of the Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, southwest China.

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China has officially started construction of a Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), which when completed, would be the world's largest radio telescope.
The dish-like telescope, as large as 30 football fields, will stand in a region of typical Karst depressions in Guizhou Province in China, when it's completed in 2013.
Chinese scientists and officials selected Dawodang, Pingtang County as the site, where a Karst valley will match the shape of the huge bowl-like astronomical instrument.


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China on Friday started construction of what is billed as the world's largest radio telescope with cutting-edge technology.
The 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), which took 14 years of research and preparation, is being built in a remote southwest region and is expected to be functional by 2013.
As large as 30 football fields, the dish-like telescope, will stand in a region of typical Karst depressions in Guizhou province and will greatly improve astronomical observation, according to the National Astronomical Observatory (NAO), the major developer of the programme.


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China officially started construction of a Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the largest in the world, in a remote southwest region on Friday.
Preparation and research for the project took some 14 years.
The dish-like telescope, as large as 30 football fields, will stand in a region of typical Karst depressions in Guizhou Province when it's done in 2013.

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The Guizhou Provincial Development and Reform Commission on Monday announced that it will launch the world's largest single-aperture spherical radio telescope as one of the state's key sci-tech infrastructure projects in the Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in south Guizhou Province.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences and Guizhou Province will both help construct a 500m-aperture spherical radio telescope.   
Guizhou is an extremely quiet electronic wave environment in, which will  help in the research into dark matter and dark energy, the origin of the universe, the evolution of the space and the search for the origins of life outside the Earth.

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