FAST: The World's Largest Radio Telescope

Premiere DateOct 19, 2016
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:26 Part 1 - Jim Jackson
03:03 Part 2 - An Engineering Marvel
07:35 Part 3 - Impact of FAST
11:15 Outro
11:31 Water on Mars ** Fauna Twin
15:40 Finish

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This week on the Daily Beat: Astronomer Jim Jackson, head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle in Australia, joins the show to talk all things astronomy, from black holes to alien life, as well as China’s recently completed Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), now the world’s largest.

Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday October 20, 2016: Jim Jackson breaks down all things FAST, the world’s largest radio telescope, which was just completed in China, from motivations behind its construction to its potential capabilities.

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