China’s FAST Telescope Discovers Pulsars for First Time

China’s FAST Telescope Discovers Pulsars for First Time

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Date: Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:24 / Keywords: Pulsar, FAST, space
  • FAST deputy chief engineer Li Di describes the discovery.HIDE
  • Engineers working on maintenance at FASTHIDE
  • An aerial shot of FAST’s feed cabinHIDE
  • FAST’s picturesque location in southern Guizhou provinceHIDE
  • The press conference organized to announce the discoveryHIDE

(Yicai Global) Oct. 11 -- China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) has discovered two new pulsars after being in operation for a year. The two stars are 4,100 and 16,000 light years away from Earth and mark the first time FAST has discovered pulsars.

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Keywords: Pulsar, FAST, space