Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope

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Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope

Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope - FAST 2017航拍平塘射电望远镜. The telescope was first proposed in 1994. The project was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in July 2007. A 65-person village was relocated from the valley to make room for the telescope and an additional 9,110 people living within a 5 km radius of the telescope were relocated to create a radio-quiet area. About 500 families tried to sue the local government. Villagers accused the government of forced demolitions, unlawful detentions and not giving compensation. The Chinese government spent around $269 million in poverty relief funds and bank loans for the relocation of the local residents, while the construction of the telescope itself cost US$180 million. en.wikipedia.org